I had a dream. Looking back from old age, I saw that Hurricane Katrina was not the storm of the century. She was not the worst we would face. She is not even as devastating as those of us who lived through her would see in future maelstroms. She was simply the first of the great storms that were to come and wreak havoc around the world. She was the earths way of saying "You didn't listen".
Since her time, we've faced Sandy, Harvey, Maria and Florence and a whole host of others. There are worse to come. We sit idly by and watch it happen and shrug. We say "its nature". We say "Its god". We say "Its not my fault".
As an artist, I try not to preach. I try to allow my art to speak for itself. But in this case I offer up a simple prayer of grief also. Because its going to get worse. Much worse. And we are too stupid to see it.
Alas for these once dry lands
Tears for those who lived upon it
Curses upon those who did nothing
Hopes with those who might survive
Wishes for them who come after
Salt for the broth that our oceans become
Peace for the ones who face the truth
Woe to the deniers who turn away from it
This 20" x 30" board backed print is a limited edition.
There will only be five created.
Each one includes a metallic 8" x 10" proof print, a numbered certificate of authenticity and an 11" x 14" board backed print of the prayer.