Thomas GreyEyes

Thomas GreyEyes

Thomas  GreyEyes
12″x18″, digital print

Image by Thomas GreyEyes in collaboration with the San Carlos Apache.

Thomas  GreyEyes is an interdisciplinary artist from the Navajo Nation and was raised throughout the state of Arizona. He uses site-specific graffiti installations, print, performance and video art to convey anti-authoritarian messages to the dominant society.

San Carlos Apache, located in the “Copper Triangle” of Arizona  are fighting to protect the sacred site Chich’il Bildagoteel, also known as Oak Flat, the traditional site for the female puberty sunrise ceremony. This ancient tradition is under threat from mining giant Rio Tinto and Arizona Republicans, who have plans to use block cave mining to extract resources.

 

We Are The Storm

CultureStrike, in collaboration with Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, has forged partnerships between artists and frontline environmental justice organizations to create a provocative, limited-edition art print portfolio, called We are the Storm, that highlights the urgency of climate change on these communities.

The portfolio draws inspiration from the powerful work of grassroots groups that are championing creative and community-based solutions to combat climate change. The artworks bring voices from frontline communities that are being the most impacted by climate change and destructive environmental practices, to the forefront of the climate change discussion.

Portfolio contains 23 12″x18″ digital and screenprints from the following artists:

Agana/Southwest Worker’s Union (SWU)

Micah Bazant/Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

Kevin Caplicki/Marcellus Shale Earth First!

Thea Gahr/Everglades Earth First! (EEF!)

Thomas Greyeyes/The San Carlos Apache

Nicolas Lampert/The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS)

Fernando Marti/No More Deaths

Colin Matthes/Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)

Mazatl/Reclaim Turtle Island (RTI)

Nicolas Medina/People Organizing to Demand Environmental Justice

Roger Peet/Portland and Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Gilda Posada/California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)

Jesse Purcell/The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkyu/Big Frog Clan)

Pete Railand/Occupy Sandy

Favianna Rodriguez/Movement Generation (MG)

Julio Salgado/Texas Environmental Justice Advisory Services (TEJAS)

Meredith Stern/Bridge the Gulf

David Tim/ClimateTruth.org

Rommy Torrico/Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC)

Mary Tremonte, -Tar Sands Blockade

Erin Yoshi/Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Bec Young/Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival (RAMPS)