LAPS invites you to explore our virtual Wild Life exhibition, now showing at the Center of the Arts Eagle Rock, April 1st-May 20
The topic of the “Wild Life” exhibit, featuring the fine art printmaking of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society; is our destruction of wild life on Earth. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, 23 in partnership with CLAW Los Angeles, the show seeks to promote awareness and action on behalf of our planet’s health in the future. The link is below to see all the exhibition/gallery at Eagle Rock.
Los Angeles, a place more associated with freeways and traffic, is one of only two cities nationwide that is also home to big cats within city limits. Yet, we are also living in the time of the Anthropocene, the sixth mass extermination of life on earth. What can be done to protect what remains of our wild places and the wildlife the lives there?
In recognition of Earth Day 2022, our artists are looking at a range of issues facing native wild life. The event on Earth Day is a Saturday, April 23rd, 2-5PM at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd. LA, CA 90041
I include my contribution to the show above, “The Last of the Dryads”. If you learned any Greek mythology in school, you may remember learning about dryads. They were thought to be the spirits which lived within the trees, and kept them alive. My image above shows them not feeling so well these days, with the fires and destruction of our forests. Much of my recent work involves mythic, symbolic images that explore our changing climate as it affects our lives, and collective unconscious.