Planetary Visions: Mira Lehr from Spaceship Earth presents recent artwork by Mira Lehr, including new works created during the COVID-19 lockdown in Spring 2020.
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The title (of the exhibition) refers to the need for all of us to remain focused on our shared vision of the planet. Because of the global pandemic, for the first time in human history, the entire population of the world is thinking about the same problems ─ and grasping for the same solutions. This is a major turning point in our history. We can use this time to transcend across borders and places, with a unified vision for the planet.
Planetary Visions also refers to the mythical places featured on some of the newer paintings, my visions of environmental flashpoints happening around the globe. While these are all imaginary places, I point out that all of these climate issues that are happening around the planet are very real: rising seas, air pollution, global warming, and more. Each imaginary place represents different climate challenges that are alarming, and I am concerned that time is running out for our planet Earth.
~ Mira Lehr~
Read a Q&A with the artist.