I am currently working on approximately ten paintings concerning local environmental issues and losses, water quality issues, corporate and political apathy and abuse, genetic engineering, global warming, and more. One example of a local corporate abuse is the Polymet Mine proposed near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The impetus for this project came about when I became a member of the foundation Art to Change the World. https://www.arttochangetheworld.org/mission/
The specific purpose of the non-profit Art To Change the World is to create opportunities for partnerships to defend human and civil rights and to protect the environment and build a safe and nurturing community for all people who seek to live a considered life and meet at the intersections of art and natural and social sciences. The foundation will partner with artists, educators, scientists, change makers and supporters to pursue funding and advancement of social practice art exhibitions and events. The purpose of these events and exhibitions is to provoke discussion, reflection and action on a wide variety of topics.
My paintings will be shown at the Squirrel Haus Gallery in south Minneapolis in October 2018 along with approximately 20 other artists with various social justice themes. http://www.squirrelhausarts.com/