Within the circle of life, I have depicted earth’s flora , fauna, and other forms of life on land and in the sea. These are all at risk - some endangered, some near endangerment, some reduced in numbers, mostly due to human activities. At the center of the painting is the Blue Xerces butterfly, now extinct.
During this time of pandemic, we are all reminded of the fragility of life, and the interdependence of all living things. We have a responsibility to respect and care for our wonderful earth and all its inhabitants. All are necessary for survival…..the successful continuation of life as we know it.