Environment & Social Activism through Art
Carolann Espino - My Life in Art
2D Art Painting
My experience as a young child reinforced my love of nature. We are not the last generation; there will be others after we are gone. There must be progress, but we must ask ourselves what kind of progress we want which is worth destroying our planet and the future of our children. Once it is gone no amount of money will bring it back. It seems such a simple choice.
Ocean Nightlife/ Acrylic
Climate change is threatening human and animal habitats trhoughtout the world. This is undeniable with the animals who live in the Artic, Amazon and the oceans. Warmer water holds less oxygen and researchers have found that 94 % of the world's dead zones are in areas expected to see a temperature rise. The largest U.S. dead zones are in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Oregon. Everyone in the eastern and southeastern United States lives close to a dead zone of some size. There are dead zones all over the world where poluttion, corporate contamination and lack of laws and consequences to those who damage our planet. There is an astonishing concentration of people, as well as animals and farms which feed us. In addition, there aren't many rivers draining into the Pacific Ocean. With fewer rivers to carry farm runoff to the sea, more dead zones form. This creates algae blooms which robs our oceans of oxygen. The past attitude of those with wealth and power is to make money with little regard to long term consequences to the environment. The leaders throughout the world have chosen to postpone what must be done to save our planet. Each of us must also change the way we live. It means sacrifice, it means facing the truth and it means listening to science to save ourselves.
Translucent Moon Jellyfish
Octopus living with Ocean Life
Ocean Floor, Plastic Caps, Acrylic on Canvas
Polar Bear - Habitat Loss
Artist. Creator. Visionary.