ENVIRONMENTAL
In the early 1990's, I was thinking about the devastation of the environment. Everywhere I drove, I saw dead animals on the road. Newspaper articles abounded with the tales of the wide scale deaths of people and animals along with the loss of forests and the pollution of water. Why do people who make national and international policies encourage this rampage of destruction? Do they not have grandchildren who need clean water and air? Do they not want their children to see the wonders of the natural world, elephants, whales and all the creatures of the earth?

Why are we so hell-bent on destroying Adam's Garden?

I was visiting Zimbabwe and came upon two articles in the local newspaper about pesticide use. The first article addressed the fact that people were eating the mopani worm. Zimbabwe was emerging from a drought and people were close to starvation. The corn was starting to grow but the super-sized mopani worms were destroying the crops. People let their chickens run in the corn fields to eat some of the worms. The people, themselves, would gather the worms to roast and eat as was their custom to do. The writer was admonishing the people not to eat the worm as it was a sign of their tribal past and, now that they were entering the modern world, they should not eat the unseemly worm, but use pesticides to eradicate them. The article went on to discuss the “safe use” of pesticides. Without editorial comment, the following article on the page informed the reader of the rise in cancer rates in the areas where pesticides were in use. (Later this newspaper was shut down by the government.) When I returned home, I heard that the United States had banned the use of DDT in the U.S. but allowed its continued production and exportation to other nations such as Zimbabwe. Everyday in the states, news is reported regularly of increasing cancer rates. I see people in the stores buying up pesticides and herbicides. Don’t they read the papers or see their friends dying of cancer? What is wrong with us that we can not make moral and ethical decisions for ourselves and others?

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Seal Scud
SEAL SCUD
tempera on rice paper
30" x 40"
Monterey Bay #1
MONTEREY BAY #1
oil on canvas
4' x 6'
Monterey Bay #2 1991
MONTEREY BAY #2 1991
oil on canvas
4' x 6'
Monterey Bay #2 1992
MONTEREY BAY #2 1992
oil on canvas
4' x 6'
Palo Alto Baylands
PALO ALTO BAYLANDS
oil on canvas
4' x 6'
Baylands at War #3
BAYLANDS AT WAR #3
tempera on rice paper
30" x 40"
Baylands at War #4
BAYLANDS AT WAR #4
tempera on rice paper
20" x 30"
Baylands at War #5
BAYLANDS AT WAR #5
watercolor on rice paper
Man
MAN
watercolor on paper
4' x 6'
Male Figure
MALE FIGURE
watercolor and tempera
4' x 7'
Male Figure and Opossum
MALE FIGURE
AND OPOSSUM
watercolor on paper
16" x 12"
Male Figure
MALE FIGURE
watercolor on paper
3" x 5"
Disappearing Act
DISAPPEARING ACT
oil and wire on canvas
16" x 18"
In the Marsh
IN THE MARSH
oil on board
17" x 22"
The River The River
THE RIVER
oil on paper
4' x 5' each

ANIMALS WALKING
ON A TIGHTROPE
IN A SUPER NOVA
oil on canvas
48" x 72"