Art at COP21 Climate Summit in Paris 2015
Here are some paintings and graphics I created in Paris for the climate justice demonstrations and civil disobedience during the COP 21 Climate Summit.
I made some paintings directly on banners, some silk screen graphics also used online and on flyers, and the rest of the time I helped grassroots groups lay out lettering and visuals on banners, helped David Solnit hold down the painting space at the Atelier des Possibles, and photographed the actions.
Among other things, at the request of Pennie Opal Plant of Idle No More Bay Area, I painted life-size portraits of some of the phenomenal indigenous women leaders from both North and South America who are at the front lines of defending their territories from the continuing expansion of fossil fuel exploration and extraction.
I also made corresponding North and South -themed images of nature, as magnified botanicals in my Weeds style.
Below are my public Facebook albums containing my photography of the events I participated in and helped make art & agitprop for:
N29 (la chaîne humaine) — http://on.fb.me/1Tf1X5r
D6 (Indigenous Rising) — http://on.fb.me/1lHv9an
D10 (It Takes Roots) — http://on.fb.me/1Jw9ZBD
D12 (Red Lines action + spontaneous march to Eiffel Tower + bridge occupation) — http://on.fb.me/1mlcTEl
- Documentation of us working at the “Atelier des Possibles”
— Photos Atelier + commentary http://on.fb.me/1ScOYmP
— Photos Atelier, It Takes Roots delegation http://on.fb.me/1NDglTM
— Photos Atelier the eve of indigenous bloc action D6 http://on.fb.me/1IrIm1E
— Photos of the ZAC (Zone Action Climat) convergence center: http://on.fb.me/1PlBW5v:
— Photos of David making 100 foot banner, more It Takes Roots http://tinyurl.com/hcnkp75
— People: http://on.fb.me/1OjbUe9
- Videos of all events
— My Video snapshot of the eve of D12 at Atelier des Possibles
— 350.org video of David Solnit & friends making 100 meter banner
— Al Jazeera video of D6 indigenous canoe action
— 350.org video of D12 Red Lines action