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Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty
I was poisoned. My industrial hometown’s water and fish are full of mercury and other toxins. All of the forests were clear cut and the sand dunes and beach sand hauled away. Some days the air was a green or black fog from the soot, which gave me asthma. And so many of my loved ones battle cancer because they’re 370% more likely to have cancer just by living there.
I believe in beauty because I understand ugliness. We lose so much when our lakes and rivers are filled with sludge. We lose when our trees are chopped and our wildlife become diseased and die from habitat loss. And we lose when the air we breathe is harmful. It’s a failure if we tolerate our ugly neighborhoods and the destruction of our natural open spaces.
Fortunately, there is so much we can do together to make the world a more beautiful place. Here are 52 ways to invest in our planet: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/
PS — Here are lots of ways you can help Ukraine right now:
Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children’s Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold thousands of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.
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Originally published at http://mikekraus.blogspot.com.