I created this painting of Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg for three reasons. I like to paint, I was in the mood to paint her in my way, and she matters. She matters now more than ever because in case you didn't notice, the world's going to Hell in a hand basket. Look around. Look at the level of hypocrisy, greed and heinousness. It's disheartening. It's really messed-up. However, there's hope! As long as we have original idea, there's hope.
Greta is at the very least saying, "Wake the hell up! You need to care. You need to notice what's going on!" That's important. Unless you're some kind of soulless hillbilly, you need to care about our planet. If you don't care about the natural world and only care about money and getting ahead, what are you really contributing? Not much.
So, in closing I'll say that we all really should at least care enough to investigate things for ourselves. Go to an art gallery, go for a long walk along the ocean on a beautiful beach, go exploring through the woods.
Go out somewhere, someplace quiet, and really search yourself. Ask yourself, "Who am I? What do I want to contribute?" I hope the answer ends up being ANYTHING progressive in a positive and healthy way. Cheers...