Ginny Vogel Zanger, a former schoolteacher, is using her artwork in a campaign to help protect the ocean from pollution, such as the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. She once painted calm, underwater scenes, but after the spill she switched to showing scenes of oil bubbling up from the ocean floor.
Ginny has been involved before with activism involving immigrant rights and education, and now wants to fuse her passion for the issue of protecting the oceans, with her passion for reaching people through her art.
“I want people to walk away with some sense of the shimmer of the light, the flow of the water, the magnificent colors and the other worldly textures and forms, as well as the threat that this corporate greed and carelessness is posing to our ocean world,” she said.
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