Clear cutting is a way of life in the mountains of Washington state. Each time I travel across the Cascades I am concerned about the environmental impact.
|New Bridge Pillars|
Moon Rising Over Fallen Timber also relates to the problem of clear cutting especially near streams which causes erosion.
|Windy day at the Landfill|
When I was remodeling my first house asbestos had to be removed from the old octopus furnace. Care was taken by the workers to double bag the waste, add water to the bags and seal them appropriately so that the fibers would be contained. I took the bags to a landfill and was instructed to place the bags in a certain location. As I left the landfill I saw a bulldozer run right over the bags exploding them and, of course, causing the fibers to become airborne!
This is how the Landfill piece began.
Seattle has the most wonderful sculpture garden. One of the pieces there is called the Wave. If I could add a piece to the garden it would look like this piece and would also be made from rusted steel.
This is how it began but rotated 180 degrees.
In Aleutian Island Sunset, my message is a bit private. Let's just say that there are countries where concern for the environment does not match the UN guidelines. Species are lost forever when we do not care for mother earth.
|Aleutian Island Sunset|
Here is the beginning.