Still riding the high from day 1, I got to work on my next zipper project. My natural tendency when creating art is to make something pleasing to the eye. I don't always succeed, but that is my goal. So today I stepped outside of my comfort zone and created a statement piece.
I am distressed about the amount of plastic generated and disposed of each day and what this is doing to our planet. I do my very best to limit my plastic consumption, but it is challenging. Today's piece is an ugly reminder of what we are doing to our mother earth.
I am a true believer that it is essential for us to step outside our comfort zone to grow, so I accepted the discomfort and stepped into the role of making protest art; something that is ugly and shocks the eye and makes you think. I have titled this piece "Mother Earth Hurls."
I had a lot of thoughts racing around my head while making this piece; are people going to be offended? Are they going to get it? Is this going to find a home or is it going to be rejected and end up tucked away in a drawer out of sight and forgotten? These thoughts caused discomfort, but I knew that this idea had to be created and brought out into the world. I learned that something ugly also needs a voice and needs to be brought to the forefront. I do not want to become a protest artist, I am a person that looks for the beauty in life, and I will continue to make art that is positive and pleasing, but it is good to know that I can express my discontent with things in a productive way.
I hope that someone will want to give "Mother Earth Hurls" a home. If that person is you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. The first person who does will be the proud owner of my first piece of protest art. Upon receiving your request, I will send you a PayPal request for $10 + shipping, unless you are local and then I will deliver it to you in person.
In Gratitude, Karen