The Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona invited 5 artists to speak about their art and how it reflects the environment, climate change and community. I was honored to be one of the invited artists to speak.
I shared all about what I have been doing to stimulate awareness throughout the Tucson community about the effects of climate change in our desert and how we can participate in harvesting water, planting trees, etc.
I shared photos of the ecology mural I created with students at Manzo Elementary school and the mural painted on the water cistern at Henry Elementary. At Henry, I worked with a local Girl Scout troop and focused on the school’s mascot, the Gila Monster who can live without water for up to 30 days!
It was great to be able to talk a bit about how my experiences and art residencies at Biosphere 2 & in Uruguay taught me to much about climate change and inspired me to share all that I can.
The best part of the entire afternoon was the network that I have been able to establish with folks in the audience who are now excited to help me fulfill my dream of inspiring through art.