Monday, August 31, 2009

Global Warning

A number of people in my fiber artists' group made pieces commemorating or commenting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Artist Statement on this piece:
Although Katrina missed my part of the state and Rita did not leave much physical damage, both hurricanes had lasting effects on the entire state, both financially and emotionally. Scientists have linked rising global temperatures to increasingly violent storms. Who do we blame? The phrases in red list a few likely culprits, but the words in green are the underlying causes: the seven deadly sins and a few extra. Will civilization change its ways before the entire planet is devastated?
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind—

Emily Dickinson c. 1868

Other Louisiana artists in this group include:
Patty Gamburg
Sally Gordon
Melanie Borne
Sharon Walton
Lisa Ducote
Melody Greenberg
Susan Broussard
Mary Felder
Louise Regan

1 comment:

Vivien said...

Congratulations on the show; how exciting! Also, I think you chose a perfect poem to illustrate your thoughts. Well done.