Description of Mural
From early spring to fall of 2021, Greenstitch designed and painted a mural. Greenstitch created this mural to engage the community around the climate crisis. As we embarked on the process, honoring Connie Smith Siegel, who was an acclaimed artist and environmental activist in the San Geronimo Valley, became an important element of the mural. Lead Artist Anna Jensen distilled the group’s desire to create a thought provoking image about our current climate situation into a concise and powerful art piece. She honored Connie through the painting style used in the hills, as well as the Mother Earth section which exemplifies Connie’s passion for protecting the planet.
The mural “reads” from left to right. The left side depicts the fossil fuel driven industrialization that has brought us to this point of climate chaos. On the right the earth is crying and empowering people to grow and take action. In between, Connie Smith Siegel as mother earth holds the end of a patchwork quilt of images inspired by the Thrive Agenda.
The Thrive Agenda addresses the goals of the Green New Deal and presents what is needed to address the social, economic, and environmental components of the Climate Crisis.
Description of Individual Patches