As a visual poet, I have produced short experimental poetry films covering socioeconomical disparities, the banality of ecological collapse, and filmmaking our Godotian Anthropocene. I've also created art which focuses on hope through action. How-to create green and sustainable art spaces to improve the health and wellbeing of communities. Art is a powerful tool (murals especially) bring ideas to life.
I implore everyone to work with business leaders and elected representatives to save our delicate ecosystems. I declare a climate emergency. I have witnessed catastrophe during my lifetime with devastation from the Bulk Fuel Storage Leaks. One current disaster alone involves over 100 million gallons of fuel which still remains in the tanks and every day threatens the safety of local drinking water supply and marine life. I make this declaration so that the children who come after me will know that you need to work together with your elected representatives need to do more to protect people. We, as artists, have to do more, as well. I write this statement hoping for a change of course and a renewed urgency in alternative energy resources. We must have accountability when our earth is damaged. We must make changes now. Once renewable energy changes are made, we can work to help our planet heal and thrive. Our planet and all species can thrive with actionable measures.