Thoughts about Change
In my previous blog post, I spoke on the role of artists as catalysts and promoters for change, and particularly, the change to fight the urgent cause of the climate crisis. Artists and their art can remind us that personal awareness and responsibility are essential to create a community to build joint power – to inspire us to act and create a ripple effect!
Each of us can deliver change, in our personal lives and our jobs: introducing big or small steps that can contribute to the ripple effect needed to build a solution for this global crisis.
Today I wanted to share some ideas on how to ACT NOW and PRODUCE CHANGE to fight the climate crisis:
● Change starts with how we think. Thinking from a different perspective can help set our actions on a different path
● Talk about the crisis. Normalizing the conversation from a place of humbleness and compassion can go a long way to bring others to embrace change as well
● Avoid the politicization of the crisis. That said, we need to hold those in power accountable for what is done or what is not done related to the environment
● Look into how you spend your money. Who we support is especially important during the holiday season, from the food that we eat to the clothes that we wear or the gifts that we share
● Be engaged with the cause. Through local or national groups, or by reading about the topic to find ways on how to be more impactful in our actions
● Spending time in nature reminds us of what we are focused to save
If you could not attend the “Meditations on Climate Crisis: Inspiring Change - Zoom Artists’ Talk”, the online event associated with the group exhibit “Meditations on Climate Crisis: Inspiring Change” hosted by honeyjones studio (Cambridge, MA) during November 2021 -- which I curated and participated in --, please check the recording here. The event speakers included gallerist Julie Ayaz, assistant to the curator and artist Shelby Meyerhoff, along with artists Cedric Harper, CJ Lori, Michelle Lougee, Rebecca McGee Tuck, Carol Moses, Jeffrey Nowlin, and Steven Rudin. The exhibit also included work by Maria Celeste Linardi.
Image: “Change is on Its Way”, acrylic, acrylic and ink pen on corrugated cardboard, 32.5 x 29.5 inches, available. If you have comments or questions about this artwork or others in my website, please contact me here.