Masked Child. Last year during the Human Impact unit, I had my students come up with PSA-style posters related to environmental issues they read about in groups. I liked the lesson and plan to use it again, and this will be a great example of how a poster can send a message with powerful images and few or no words.
'Amnesia' detail - art by Lisa Kokin; this work is "Fauxliage" – fake leaves made from BOOK PAGES that have been SEWN to resemble Fall leaves; the artist chose the gingko leaf for the plant's use to improve memory and Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring as a metaphor that 'historical amnesia allows the repetition of past mistakes...'
BLECH. (J Henry Fair/ TIME Magazine) Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada A containment pond holds tar sands tailings, consisting of a mixture of sand, water, and toxic chemicals that remain after the unrefined oil products have been extracted