This week marked the passing of five years since the BP oil spill that forever changed our Gulf Coast.  The image above was done for a clean-up fund raising event sponsored by the St. Louis Artists Guild.  My piece featured a quote by marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson.  The entire quote appears below.

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life.  But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”

RACHEL CARSON, The Sea Around Us  (1951)

Rachel Carson's work helped inspire the grassroots environmental movement of the 1960s that led to greater environmental controls. Our diligence must continue.

Happy Earth Day.