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Art in Action, What will you do to help stop Global Warmin

Me discussing the impact of climate change with students and what they can do to help stop it.

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend encouraging me to enter the Creative Climate Awards, sponsored by the Human Impacts Institute in NYC. Always looking for a way to "make a difference" as an artist, I started thinking about what I could create to inspire change. I knew right away that I wanted to involve students in the project.

First, I had to create a piece of art to talk about with the students, so I painted the NYC skyline on raw canvas. Next, I covered the canvas by sewing on strips of blue glazed paper from articles about climate change (a metaphorical representation of increased air pollution or rising sea levels enveloping the city/land/Earth).