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Westreich: We Are Out of Time…and Still Running
Conscious Conversations of Consequence Inspired by an Artist’s Brush, Olgethorpe Art Museum, Atlanta, GA
Out of Time…and Still Running
Exhibited in Conscious Conversations of Consequence Inspired by an Artist’s Brush
A current exhibition at the Oglethorpe Art Museum until the end of July.
This impact art body of work of 25 pieces guides the viewer with color, complexity and content showing that industry puts profits over people and everything in and on our Planet. With the continued environmental degradation, it is critical that people come together and collectively figure out solutions in which we are less and less dependent on industry and government.
My intent for this project is to create discussions to disrupt the New Normal of unsustainable choices that have been thrust upon the people and the planet.
My intent is to have people view this body of work, understand and confront the conscripted false narrative that has become part of the fabric of our nation.
My intent is to show the collusion and revolving doors of government, agencies and big industry.
My hope is that people will question their own assumptions about how and where they receive information, and how to distinguish what a contrived narrative is, and what is fact substantiated by science and unbiased research and independent investigative journalism.
My hope is to touch, move and inspire people through visual art, they will become committed to becoming part of the solution.
How do we know if we are running out of time? With Big Agriculture, Big Pharma, Big Oil and Gas, Big Tech, Big Banking, Big Philanthropy, politicians and lobbyists are constantly creating narratives encouraging us what to think, what to buy, what to eat, and how to be “healthy” using their guidelines. They sow the seeds of doubt about science discourse that doesn’t conform to the industry created narrative to confuse the public and delay action to curtail solutions.
We are losing ground every with the environmental protection regulations grassroots and impact activist’s have worked so hard in the years past to have implemented. We seem to be going backwards
Our National Monuments, unlike National Parks, can be dismantled by an executive order. Such was the case for the over 200 million year old Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, which President Trump reduced and opened for mining and drilling companies in 2017. Tribes and environmental groups are challenging that interpretation in court.
Do we have another 200 million years for the Grand Staircase to rebuild itself or do we acknowledge we are Out of Time. . .and Still Running.
James Lyons-Weiler thanks Ms. Ruth Westreich for the honor of sharing her artwork on Popular Rationalism. Please share.
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