When I Was Your Age
After hearing the song, "When I Was Your Age," written and performed by Baltimore-based musician Letitia VanSant, on her album, Parts and Labor, I was inspired to use it as a script to create a painted crankie, connecting the themes of loss and climate change to my own experience growing up along the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a young child. This piece is a personal response to the helplessness I have felt after the latest climate-based tragedies. I understand that donating, volunteering, living sustainably, and policy work are crucial, as is the focus on poor and working class communities of color who live near coastal lines. Nonetheless, with the 2018 UN Climate Change Report, and our current administrations' attitude towards climate, the reality of the desctructive, intersecting paths of climate change across the globe has never been more clear; this piece is a moment to feel and reflect, to balance the dual need for urgent action.
paint on paper, in hand-made crankie box