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Artist Statement: Earth remains deceptively beautiful in many ways. But the data scientists have collected tell us that extreme weather, drought, earthquakes, and floods turning rivers black may lead to an extinction equal to the previous five in our planet's history.

Materials & Techniques: Materials: Cotton fabrics -- Mostly altered by hand with dye, rust or paint; some commercial. Techniques: Machine piecing plus fused and stitched appliqué. Hand embroidery and couching. Machine quilting.

Dimensions: 63"W x 46"H

Photographer: Art & Soul