Monday, June 7, 2010

sea star


A healthy sea star (aka starfish).
Are they the canary in the coal mine?
Thousands washed ashore on Chandeleur Islands Louisiana,
home of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge,
Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
Only 5 days after the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon.

16 comments:

sukipoet said...

I really like this series and what you are doing with your sorrow. These are lovely.

Carola Zajdman said...

So lovely, amazing what come out of sorrow. xoxo

sukipoet said...

Kimmie, I'd like to post about you and your recent paintings of Gulf Coast creatures on my blog. May I use one of your paintings on the post?? I cant find an email address for you so am writing this here. my email is sukipoet@gmail.com

From the Kitchen said...

Kimmie: I can't tell you how much it pleases me to see your capturing of the beautiful creatures--something good instead of what I'm seeing on the news. Thank you for creating and sharing--and for visiting me.

Best,
Bonnie

ELK said...

i am heartbroken ... i have walked many of the beaches affected..

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad to see you continue this series. This latest beauty tugged at my heart. Are there any healthy starfish (or fish for that matter) left in the gulf? Once again, I am delighted that you have brought this to the attention of the world. Thank you for your lovely art, your wonderful research, and your environmental concern.

Terri Kahrs said...

Kimmie, your concern and love for these special critters has made the pain and anguish a bit more bearable. Your series brightens my day with hope. Hugs, Terri xoxo

deb said...

shatters a heart.

Dianne said...

Lovely paintings... sad reality... I'm working on a post about the spill for later in the week.

Lovely World said...

Hello there. I found you through Elizabeth at A moon Worn as if it had Been a Shell. I really like what you are doing here with these paintings. I have just begun honoring the life of the Gulf through my own creative work - stitching, crocheting, sewing. I am just getting started, but feel a real impulse to do this. It is nice to know I am in good company. x Maribeth

Lynn said...

I got here via Sukipoet. I like your watercolors and the project you are doing very much. I like the other art further down as well.
I will be back! Great project!

Teri said...

What a great, positive way to deal with this and the sadness that comes from all of it. I just feel like I want to avoid it. I have had emails from people who subscribe to MoveOn.org and the images are beyond belief. I am so saddened by the selfishness of us, a human race. All for oil, greed, money. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves! I wouldn't be surprised if Mother Earth just kicks us off. We deserve it.

Elizabeth said...

That's stunning -- that orange, the little black contrast. I love starfish and love even more their Latin name.

ale said...

dear kimmie!!! l saw the photos of all the stars dead and all the animals...is very very sad!!!l would love to rescue all of themmmmm!!your lovely paints are showing all the love and respect you feel for life and nature and of course helps a lot!!!!!!!muchisimos besos kimmie!!

Delphyne said...

Beautiful, Kimmie - I really do hope you make a book out of these works.

Linda said...

Your paintings are delightful....but I struggle to watch the news as it is so painful.
I agree with everyone here ....especially Teri's last few sentences.