Art as an Activism Tool

venice-canalClimate Change and environmental destruction are huge problems that cannot easily be conceptualized. The themes are epic: self-destruction, man versus nature, human greed and sacrifice.  Environmental scientist can present mountains of data to the public to persuade them to change their errant ways, but these facts rarely portray the emotion and urgency of the situation.  Art, however, can bridge the gap between science and emotional understanding.  Art helps us grasp large concepts, teaches us about unfamiliar aspects of the world, and sometimes even presents a solution to a common problem. By utilizing visual artistic mediums, The Canary Project works to educate the public about the effects of climate change by stirring emotion.  Edward Morris and... Read More