Around here Earth Day was observed a little early! In the Louisville area our social calenders begin to reflect the influences of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Next weekend is “Thunder Over Louisville”, which each year is usually the largest fireworks display in the country. This is the second year in a row I have been invited to present my project and art at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center.
Seeing this Osprey so close to the center was a good sign for me. You don’t usually see one perched on a branch so close to where people are.
Presenters set up both inside the center and outside on the grounds. Artists, business people, and environmental advocates talked and handed out literature on how to make our area more sustainable and Earth friendly. The center’s staff and volunteers were very helpful.
These folks are working on a peace-themed totem pole made from red cedar. The symbols carved into the wood represent many cultures.
I saved “Log Man” for this event and here he is posed next to one of the interpretive center’s displays. The response to my work was very positive. Most people were curious about the Styrofoam and asked many questions about my process and reasons for doing what I do. By the end of the day, I was a bit hoarse from talking so much. Usually, when I’m in the field I may talk to a couple brave souls curious about what I’m doing. At this event, I get to converse with dozens. I enjoy talking to kids because they understand what it is to be creative and that everyday should be Earth Day.