#709 Meltdown!

40.6 x 50.8cm (16″x20″) Acrylic on canvas panel. Last of the 4 canvas panel paintings I picked up from the trash, and painted over. I’m hoping it wasn’t oil paint I covered over. Was pretty thin–not impasto, and seemed to be a single layer, so hoping the gesso won’t peel away from the painting underneath. I’ll leave that for the museum restorationists.
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Here’s a detail, close up.
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#707

40.6 x 50.8cm Acrylic on canvas panel. The few times I’ve traveled by air, have left a deep, visual impression. Bolstered by satellite photos. The series I’m working on now are like images from space… stripped of clouds. This also is another step toward integrating what I’ve been doing with my pen & ink and watercolor, and drawings, into my larger acrylic paintings.
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The Coming Human Extinction

I seriously ask myself, why do I bother to make art when there will be no humans on this planet in another generation?

The Uninhabitable Earth

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

By
New York Magazine

#706

27.9 x 30.5cm Pen & Ink over pencil. I feel like I’m making abstract, visual representations of our interlocking social/political/economic/communication webs.
Like… I could use this to map out a science/fantasy fictional world. Not the physical, geographic map, but the interrelational structures of dependency and independence

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What is an Anarchist?

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I keep reading comments about protests, where peeps blame everything they don’t like, everything they think excessive, violent… on ‘anarchists.’

When they know nothing about actual anarchists, but what the enemies of actual anarchists have always said about them.

There is a rich history of a very diverse stream of anarchist ideologies.

It can be complicated. For me, it’s complicated only in the doing… which is always actions and decisions made with others.

No gods, no leaders… no representatives” … Nehil de nobis sin nobis… nothing about US… without us. We are capable of taking care of ourselves, and one another, without hierarchy, without institutionally mandated leaders.
I am an anarchist.
That is my manifesto. Read it well, read it with care, turn it and turn it, cause everything is in it.

As for how we get there?

Solidarity, Love, Imagination, RESISTANCE!