Begun in the mid-60s on Martha's Vineyard, as "Earthworks in the Tidal Zone", Grimm was mimicking sea kelp's rhythmic dance with the ebb and flow of tides. After decades of paintings informed by those Earthworks and many other hands-on experiences with the forces of nature, Grimm is developing a repertoire of paintings and environmental sculptures, some of which 'simulate' oil spills, others more playful. This video weaves images -- telling a story of former, current and projected installations involving Earthworks and Paintings.
The awareness of the threats to our most precious resource, water, is growing. This video and a number of demonstrations/installations have been drawing people into the conversation.
Recent intentions of Shell Oil to begin drilling in the fragile and remote offshore Arctic environment are being challenged by millions of people who believe the Arctic oil should be left in the ground. The risk of a major spill, like those we have seen, is 75%, according to government estimations. Why, in this world, is Obama permitting this drilling to go forward?
New proposals by the current US administration may open the Arctic to offshore drilling, again. The administration has deemed that the Atlantic coastline will not be opened to offshore drilling. Does offering permits to drill in the Arctic suggest that few people's lives will be impacted by an oil disaster there? Think again. The Arctic environment is 'a', if not, 'the' major regulator of climactic conditions. We should not be meddling there.