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20" x 30".
Broken shells, painted canvas.
I started collecting these broken shells two years ago, specifically for this piece. At that time I was thinking about the lack of affordable housing all over the country and the increased numbers of homeless people living without the basic right to shelter. These shells were perfect to capture this idea, having already provided a home for at least one creature, if not more.
The broken promises are escalating as we approach election time again. Particularly close to heart are the fentanyl crisis, which is threatening our youth, and the pipeline expansion, which is threatening our resident orcas, already endangered. There are many more.
As we teeter on the brink of extinction due to climate change, it is up to us to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions.