Create Art for Earth
Artists Judy Chicago and Swoon have teamed up with Jane Fonda and her environmental initiative Fire Drill Fridays, in partnership with Greenpeace, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and Serpentine Galleries, London.
We call out to you to join us in creating art for the Earth; a global creative response to the climate crisis and the pandemic afflicting us. Create images that offer an alternative vision; one that protects the planet and all living creatures, one that promotes equity and justice for ALL.
Make art. Sing songs, create performances, recite poems. Do this alone or with your families on any kind of material that is available to you. Share what you create via the pathways we have established. Demonstrate the many ways that the arts can heal, lead, transform and make change.
Where can I share and see Create Art for Earth projects?
It's simple. #CreateArtForEarth campaign kicks off with an open call for anyone to submit art or messages addressing climate justice and post them to social media using the hashtag #CreateArtForEarth. Submissions can be in any form: paintings, photographs, sculptures, images, texts, poems, symbols, or any other visual representation that carries an environmental message.
We're sharing some of our favorites below and on our Instagram page. You'll find many more by searching for #CreateArtforEarth on Instagram and Twitter.
"Over the last few decades, we have witnessed the melting of the Arctic ice; the warming of the oceans; massive wildfires; dramatic changes in weather patterns; the extinction of hundreds of living creatures; and now, the coronavirus which is upending human behavior all over the planet, causing the disruption of economic systems at a level never seen before and death for many thousands of people. The most pressing issue for us today are the conditions out of which these dire occurrences have happened, which artists can help illuminate if they start addressing what matters in understandable modes." -Judy Chicago Image: Judy Chicago, It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn from Resolutions A Stitch in Time, 2000 Sprayed acrylic, oil paint, and embroidery on portrait linen, 24" x 40" Needlework by Pamella Nesbit © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo © Donald Woodman/ARS, NY Courtesy of the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
“There are so many ways that art will be part of how we survive this climate crisis and the current pandemic, from helping us work through paralyzing fears so that we can act constructively, to keeping our hearts and minds inspired by what matters, and even using the creative process to tackle tangible solutions. I’m such a believer that the first step to action is an act of imagination.” -Swoon Work: Swoon, Healing arises in slowness