No, not aliens. Plankton!

Studying and painting plankton in this way, really brought out the Naturalist in me. By looking so closely at them, and painting them, I was able to learn so much about each individual species. I already thought plankton were amazing. Now I’m even more in love with them. I can appreciate the uniqueness of the thousands of different species and their important roles on our planet.

“What is that? Some crazy space scene?”

I smiled at the question, secretly pleased. You see, the organisms in the mural I was painting do look completely out of this world. The iridescent shapes on the mural, standing out from the dark, black background, look like nothing other than bizarre space ships flying through space. Continue reading “No, not aliens. Plankton!”

Join us! Climate Action through Art Forum

Climate Action Through Art
May 11, 7-9 PM
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Carrie Ziegler, Earth Art has joined forces with Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT), and several environmental organizations to create a multi-faceted, collaborative Art and Action Project.  This Art and Action Project is a powerful strategy we will use to address climate change issues in our community.

Presented by Carrie Ziegler and TCAT, this forum will include:

  • A presentation on how art can be used to inspire change in our communities.
  • Information on the current status of the Climate Art and Action Project.
  • A project design workshop. Carrie will facilitate this workshop, guiding us through the design process. We want to hear your ideas on how to develop and implement this project!

198 Methods of Nonviolent Revolution: Gene Sharp

THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND PERSUASION

Formal Statements
1. Public Speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public statements
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions

Communications with a Wider Audience
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications Continue reading “198 Methods of Nonviolent Revolution: Gene Sharp”

Redefining Peace

I have been struggling with the content of the Peace Dove Project. What is it really about? The doves are merely canvases for images that will portray the content of this project. It has always been about giving voice to the voiceless and about bringing struggles to the forefront of our experience. About bringing about positive change with art.

But does it address a certain struggle? A certain people or place?

As the world continues to erupt in popular uprisings, it seems clear to me that this project must spread across movements. There is so much resistance in the world and I am far from much of it. Peace seems an unattainable symbol. A non-reality.

But what is Peace really? And how do we reach it? This project is about Redefining Peace in our era. Peace in a time where people are finding their voices and demanding their rights. Peace is unattainable. It is unattainable until Justice is had.

So what is Peace?  That will be the goal of this exploration. Redefining Peace.