About the Art
Transparent things, meant to honor the debris we discard, and to connect the creative process to our need to live more gently on the earth. Technically a quilt, this "Signature" focuses on the content rather than the surface.
For over 40 years, Ellen Kochansky has promoted the arts, craft traditions, and environmentally responsible practices. She founded the non-profit Rensing Center in 2009 to further these goals. Her work is in collections and museums worldwide.
From coastal towns to rural farms to urban centers, climate change poses an existential threat – not just to our environment, but to our health, our communities, our national security, and our economic well-being. It also damages our communities with storms that wreak havoc on our towns and cities and our homes and schools. It puts our national security at risk by leading to regional instability that will require U.S military-supported relief activities and could make areas more vulnerable to terrorist activities.
Vice President Biden knows there is no greater challenge facing our country and our world. Today, he is outlining a bold plan – a Clean Energy Revolution – to address this grave threat and lead the world in addressing the climate emergency.
Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face. It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected.Read Biden's Full Plan