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Timeless Wisdom

November 15, 2016 Uncategorized 7

This painting results from a powerful experience I had three weeks ago when I sat quietly in the midst of some of the oldest geology on our planet. While staring at dramatic 165 million-year-old Jurassic-aged cliffs at Ghost Ranch, in Abiquiu, New Mexico, I kept being drawn to a hollowed-out section that seemed to contain a sculpted figure. I felt that the figure, so very ancient and timeless, emanated strength, patience, and wisdom–especially since it had endured and survived countless environmental changes and planetary happenings.  ... Read more


THE FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWNS: OUR UNFORGIVING LEGACY

April 7, 2016 Uncategorized 4

The Rods of Nuclear–They Melted!  24″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas by Mary Lou Dauray This artwork illustrates radioactive rods immersed in water inside a nuclear reactor.  The painting is part of my series relating to nuclear energy and especially to the alarming radioactive situation at the Fukushima Daiichi triple nuclear meltdowns in Japan. This disaster is the worst industrial accident ever, according to Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds.org.   In Fukushima the radioactive nuclear rods have apparently melted through their containers and quite likely have reached... Read more


A CRY FOR FUKUSHIMA

March 11, 2016 Uncategorized 4

A CRY FOR FUKUSHIMA  Acrylic 24″ x 24″ by Mary Lou Dauray I have asked myself what can I do, as an artist, about the worst industrial calamity in human history * —the triple meltdown of theFukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants.  I am overwhelmed by the unprecedented scope of this disaster.  I become paralyzed by the information that is now coming forth—five years after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami-caused destruction. When I decided about 15 years ago to begin making art about events in the world that concerned... Read more


FUKUSHIMA: 30 MILLION RADIOACTIVE STORAGE BAGS

February 23, 2016 Uncategorized 2

“The Little Black Bird”  Acrylic  24″ x 24″  by Mary Lou Dauray This is the fourth blog in my series of artwork about nuclear energy.  My painting depicts only one of 30 million plastic storage bags stuffed with radioactive waste in the Fukushima area in Japan.  These bags are part of a seemingly futile effort to clean up contaminated soil in the area. According to Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education Organization and who has more than 40 years of nuclear power engineering experience these... Read more


NINE MILLION RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA STORAGE BAGS AND COUNTING #3

February 11, 2016 Uncategorized 1

          “Person/Robot?”  24″ x  24″ acrylic on canvas   by Mary Lou Dauray The third painting in my art series about the dangers of nuclear energy took a direction of its own as the work developed.  I started the 24” x 24” canvas by creating an image of a plastic storage bag filled with radioactive waste from the Fukushima meltdown.    However, as I continued to work, a person/robot emerged from the shadows.  I felt it was a direct reference to the many workers who... Read more


NINE MILLION PLASTIC BAGS AND COUNTING #2

February 1, 2016 Uncategorized 3

“NINE MILLION BAGS AND COUNTING #2”   Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 24″ by Mary Lou Dauray     This picture, “Nine Million Bags and Counting #2,” is my second in a series about nuclear energy.  I am deeply concerned about the dangers posed by past, current and future nuclear power development and the dilemma posed by nuclear waste disposal.   This is a critical and ominous issue that can threaten a healthy existence of all life on this planet.  Admittedly, before I decided to tackle this topic of nuclear energy as... Read more


NINE MILLION BAGS AND COUNTING!

January 19, 2016 Uncategorized 6

                             “Black Plastic Bags with Red Cone” by Mary Lou Dauray  Pen and Ink  5 ¾ x 4 3/4 In the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture you cannot help but glance around and see at least 54,000 very organized stacks holding more than 9 million neatly packed plastic storage bags.  These enormous black sealed bags are filled with radioactive soil and all kinds of sizzling waste collected since the Fukushima Daiishi triple nuclear meltdown on March... Read more


THERAPEUTIC ART

January 6, 2016 Uncategorized 0

“Surrounding“, Mixed Media, 9″ x 6”   On a cold winter’s night in December, In a place right in my home, I slipped quickly on a pool of plain water, And…… In that split second I fractured the longest bone in my body—my femur! I certainly did myself in! Now, after surgery, and with a new titanium plate inserted into my leg (airport security is going to love this!), I find myself sitting almost all day because I cannot put any weight on my healing... Read more


THE ICE IS MELTING

November 29, 2015 Uncategorized 0

MELTING ICE ON GREENLAND GLACIER MORE MELTING ICE ON GREENLAND GLACIER Sometimes one is lucky to be able to catch a glimpse of nature in its raw beauty and changing face.  Two years ago, while flying over Greenland, I glanced out the plane’s window and saw, through a brief opening in the cloud cover, azure-colored lakes on top of the Greenland glaciers.  I grabbed my camera and snapped a few photos.  At the time I did not think much about the pictures, but now I... Read more


PHOTOSHOPPING A PHOTO OF THE SIERRA MOUNTAINS

November 24, 2015 Uncategorized 0

Sunset over the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Photo taken with iPhone) Photoshop versions   While flying over the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains last week I quickly took a photo out the window with my trusty iPhone.  The stunning beauty of the sun casting pink color on the snowy mountain peaks captivated me and I was lucky to capture the view. Today, I had a Photoshop lesson and began to digitally adjust the photo.  I do realize that the mountains cannot be made any more beautiful, but... Read more