This election season between Clinton and Trump has been a disaster on epic proportions. What a circus that has not brought anything but spectators and the worst in everyone. I have felt anxiety and pure embarrassment this season.
These two parties are totally missing the issues that really matter at this moment in time. One issue that I have seen my progressive friends post a lot about is the crude oil pipeline being built through the Dakotas. This one event has shown the corporate greed, the government back up to that corporate greed and total disregard for the sacred.
The Dakota Access Pipeline has torn up ancient burial grounds and could potentially pollute the Missouri River and contaminate drinking water. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have stood in peaceful protest along with others who joined them in their cause. Their peaceful protests have been met with violence from police forces and private military groups. Some of the videos I have seen show people getting attacked by dogs and militia handling the peaceful protesters with physical violence.
I wanted to try and represent this struggle visually with, "How Crude". Piping crude oil through ancient burial grounds and under a major river will help in killing the earth. What will we give to future generations?
If you have a minute read this blog from Jihan Hafiz. She was one of the protesters who was arrested. This is unacceptable. Humans must stand together for our future generations. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/video-police-viciously-attacked-peaceful-protestors-at-the-dakota-access-pipeline/theintercept.com/2016/10/25/video-police-viciously-attacked-peaceful-protestors-at-the-dakota-access-pipeline/
I am going to post some of my experiments and thoughts. It can be anything from photography to art to mycology