At the Top of Her Lungs

At the Top of Her Lungs

 

At this penning, on September 11th, 2020, the West is ablaze. A mere 40 miles away, a temperate rainforest, home to life aged greater than 2,000 years, struggles for its last breath. Forests as filtration systems for life are essential to all beings on this planet. By recasting our failings to project beauty, viewers are placed in direct contact with the history of their kind and in a way that engages their own activism. By activating a community to save animals, perhaps, we can save each other.  At the Top of Her Lungs is an ongoing series of portraits. The creatures depicted in these works, present, and past, beseech us to heed mother nature's plea —  wake.