Threatened is a series representing the global threat to our natural environment and human population. I began the mask assemblages in 2016 in response to the EPA’s attack on protections that included land, water, air, and creatures such as butterflies and bees. The US government was alone in the world by refusing to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. Science deniers ignore Mother Nature’s warnings with record-breaking rising temperatures, hurricanes, and wildfires. I was almost finished with the mask “Bye Bye Beez” when we were ordered to evacuate our home in October 2017 in Santa Rosa because of the wildfires rapidly sweeping across Northern California to leave acres of devastation in its wake.
The wall masks are created mainly from recycled materials. I relish the search for junk and desire to reduce my carbon footprint. The themes are appeals for concern for our planet.