THE FLOWER WARS

I prefer wildflowers to corporate roses

THE FLOWER WARS

This is a painting about access to water. It is based on a field excursion to Lake Naivasha in Kenya where international flower companies have more access to fresh water than the farmers and herders who have lived in the area for countless generations. Of course we do not have to look far to find examples of the toxic run off from corporate agriculture, or stolen water rights. Just check out the toxic algae blooms devastating Florida’s coastline and waterways or the pipelines In North Dakota, next to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.