For the Love of Gaia is a collection of 15 quilts made by leading International artists with a shared concern about the impact of climate change on planet earth.
“We are a group of artists who feel our hearts beating to the rhythm of the Earth. As the environment deteriorates due to climate change and global pollution, some may deny or look away, but we are seeking to express the pain in our hearts for what we see is being destroyed and perhaps lost forever. For our families, our communities, the planet Earth and all her inhabitants, we have something to say. We listen to the sacred stories of indigenous people, and we celebrate the beauty of our world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront innumerable issues, including the ravages of air pollution and climate change. Shelter-in-place orders resulted in an unintended silver lining: the persistent smog lifted in Los Angeles, revealing a clear view of the skyscrapers; the majestic snow-capped Himalaya were visible for the first time in decades; and the Eiffel Tower could be clearly seen from Parisian suburbs. Wildlife could be spotted roaming streets; and it is hoped that the reduced traffic on seas may give oceans a much needed respite. It is not too late. Please look – and think about what you can do to protect Mother Gaia, who sustains us with her ancient wisdom and her powerful presence. We tell our stories visually, and we hope to touch your heart also”.
Luana Rubin, guest curator