Let’s Talk

2018
25″ x 22″

Over the years, I have spent many hours near a favorite resting spot of Hawaiian Green Sea turtles. These magnificent creatures have been around for more than 150 million years. They spend the majority of their time in the ocean. When I have the opportunity to sit quietly with these beings, it is impossible to not feel appraised by their penetrating stare and to wonder what they might want to say to me.

“Let’s Talk” imagines these turtles opening a conversation with us about the current state of our oceans. Green Sea Turtles are impacted daily by the actions of mankind which are contributing to rising ocean temperatures and increased pollution of the seas. The Great Pacific Garbage patch, the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world, located between Hawaii and California, is a glaring illustration of the extent of our pollution of their ocean. 

Imagine if these wise ones could talk to us the wisdom they would share!

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