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Something is Broken

Roy Steele Studio


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Something is Broken
Something is Broken
Something is Broken

This silkscreen is a metaphor for our corporate way of doing things. Yes, the pier is broken, but before we can repair it and make it whole again we must change the way we think. I grew up on a farm in Michigan in the forties and fifties. Until I was ten years old in 1955 there were no chemicals on the farm. We didn’t call it organic because the word wasn’t used then, but it was organic. I remembering riding on the back of the tractor as spray was covering the corn. It also covered me. Fifteen years later, I was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to a year to live. No one with the type of cancer that invaded my body had lived more than a year after being diagnosed. Luckily, a new type chemotherapy had been just developed and saved my life. There is no way that I can say for sure that the chemicals created my cancer, but to this day I believe they did. The chemicals were developed so farmers could spend less work cultivating and have greater yields of their crops per acre. But the negative side was that residue could be left on the crops and the pesticides killed not only the bad insects and bugs, but the good ones as well. The thinking process was about profits with not enough concern for humans and the environment.  Today, there are signs of change.  Some farmers are looking for different ways to farm such as regenerative farming and finding success.

5" X 7" Gift/Note Card
blank on the inside
envelope included
printed on 100% recycled paper
cello sleeves made from plants and compostable 
made in Portland, Oregon

 

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