Borrowed from Social Media, Image taken in Peru,
Sea star wasting disease or starfish wasting syndrome is a disease of starfish and several other echinoderms that appears sporadically, causing mass mortality of affected starfish. There are around 40 different species of sea stars that have been affected by this disease. As one who enjoys surfing and starfish- I miss seeing these creatures and am curious- what's next?
Preceding the inauguration of D.T., I began making this sculpture in manner to protest blatant fascism as even the National Endowment of the Arts is threatened by the administration. What if 97% of science is wrong? What ignorance justifies a federal government increasingly run of billionaires conquering with hoarded tax $ against terrorism ending in oil deals? The new republican regime promotes nuclear power and even limits NASA from posting images with "political agenda" proving climate change, so burning of fossil fuels is no threat.
If I have the funds, I will be bringing this paper mache' painted plaster, recycled redwood sculpture to the Earth march taking place at the Albino House in Washington, April 22, 2017. I'd like to display this sculpture on the street and in galleries to accompany any publication promoting alternatives to nuclear power at least gaining perspectives besides the predicted sixth known global mass extinction. Fukushima is still fully spewing radioactive wast into the ocean at "unimaginable levels after a triple meltdown in 2011". -Fox News (one of the only alleged "real news" sources accepted by D.T.). Though there is no proven correlation to why the immune system of primitive species are being compromised to specific bacteria living on echinoderms, it is still a question of wether we are responsible for the decline by global warming. "Will our children or theirs enjoy an abundant world of healthy eco systems and diversity?"-sounds like a cliche', besides the norms of killing for profitable resource. Rather than protest the new administration while imagining beyond apocalyptic prophecy, replaced anthropomorphized Icons of faith will not save animals currently being effected before their extinction, or rather help me go to heaven, but if to assume all animals as gods- they might have a better chance in redirected neural pathways of human kind. Perhaps I am just toying with parody in my convictions as therapy for now.