Take a deep breath. Pause. Appreciate what it is to breathe. Step outside. Take a few moments to extend your personal relationship with other living things. Trees are important.
I believe in the cumulative effects of small actions, gestures, marks, and moments in life. My belief in the power of connecting to nature as a way to make a positive impact on society fuels my ongoing research. I aim to discover- through drawing, painting and social practice- how to promote appreciation, sustainability, and preservation of the natural environment.
The living beings on this planet are suffocating as a result of human actions. Every one of us must act to protect our natural environment. We need to prioritize getting out into and connecting with nature. We naturally want to protect what we fall in love with. In the face of a global pandemic where attention is on the necessity of breathing, the time is ripe to energize environmental consciousness and elevate the voices of those who cannot speak for themselves.