Some Houston folks have teamed up to create an art activist/environmental awareness project that they hope will take over the city. In a polite, generous way. Fossilized in Houston is offering hundreds lawn signs and thousands of posters and stickers to Houstonians for free. The group is commissioning 20 local artists to contribute images of species endangered by climate change. Each week, from March through July 2015, a new species will make its appearance. So far, they have released images created by Natasha Bowdoin, Jules Buck Jones, Josh Bernstein, and JooYoung Choi.
The masterminds behind Fossilized in Houston are Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University; Lina Dib, a 2014-15 Lawndale Art Center studio artist in residence and an affiliate artist with the Topological Media Lab at Concordia University; and Houston artist/teacher/ laugh yoga guru Tony Day. “Our goal is to contribute to an enhanced intellectual and emotional awareness about climate change and the ongoing mass extinction,” the group states, “and hopefully push decision-makers in energy companies, city planners and individual citizens to reconsider collectively destructive yet normative behaviors.”
To request your free lawn sign, window poster or stickers, go here.
(Top image: African wild dog, by Natasha Bowdoin. Lower image via Facebook.)
also by Paula Newton
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