ART OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT Cakewalk Gallery, Baltimore, MD

December 6th – January 13th Opening Reception December 6th, 6pm Three water based prints from the Fukushima series are included in the exhibition, “Art of the Urban Environment” on view at Cakewalk Gallery in Baltimore from Dec. 1, 2012 – Jan. 13 2013. The images were realized after observing, drawing, printing, and experimenting with a small scale sunflower phytoremediation project in my own urban back yard. The prints are an example of how artists focus on effects of the urban environment and image making. Phytoremediation is the use of green plants to remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless. Sunflowers absorb radioactive contamination from soil. Millions of seeds were distributed after Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear plant suffered meltdowns from a major earthquake and tsunami. They lifted spirits and lightened the radiation damage, sowing flowers of hope for a radioactive free future. The concept that nature can heal itself was the point of departure. If you are in the area, please come by and take in the show; Cakewalk Gallery at

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