With the oil disaster in the Gulf the Fragile Earth Exhibition opening tonight at the Society of Illustrators, NY couldn't be more relevant. This is my contribution to the exhibition. I choose wildlife and specifically a feline that's so endangered that it could very well be the first feline to become extinct in 10,000 years. It's the Iberian lynx. Besides poachers who hunt their pelt illegally, it's the loss of habitat that has been shrinking it's numbers to the point of critical. Since I live in a flood zone here in Annapolis, I always wondered what happens to wildlife when a big flood comes and destroys their habitat and way of life. Floods seem to be occurring more and more with north pole glaciers and Ice caps melting, due to global warming, precariously raising our water levels.
I will also be speaking at the society on Tues. June 22 at 6:30 pm to talk about my battle with bone marrow failure and how a toxic studio contributed to my illness. As well as how I have adapted to a safer way of painting and the materials I currently work with.