New York, NY
2023, Junior, Art
Climate Hero: Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti, Green Generation Initiative
Just like how we can be the problem to this climate crisis, we can be the solution to it. Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti has been one person helping the community thrive. She’s planted 30,000 seeds to grow trees and created organizations that help with other climate issues. She has inspired me to create a piece that represents her actions and effects on the world. I drew two glances of the world: a beautiful lush forest of trees and a barren dead land. I’ve also included Elizabeth in it soaring around placing seeds everywhere. My main point is to show the impact of an initiative and to represent an amazing hero. Seeing these movements creates hope to keep the people moving. This hope has created a vision, a vision we can make happen for the future. Knowing someone else can make something happen gives us the signal that we can also. From my piece, I hope people are able to see the impact they can make and start making the impact. I have even started to invest my time into researching the well-being of the earth’s state and seeing how I can use my voice through art to express that.