Silicon Valley Artist Releases “Sustainability”: Inspired By NASA’s Sustainability Base

Silicon Valley Artist Releases “Sustainability”: Inspired By NASA’s Sustainability Base
Menlo Park, CA: On April 19–20 NASA Ames, Moffett Field, California, with the help of Bay Area Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, will dedicate NASA’s new building Sustainability Base—one of the greenest buildings in the nation and unlike any other government building ever created. Using NASA innovations originally engineered for space travel and exploration, the 50,000 square-foot, lunar-shaped Sustainability Base is simultaneously a working office space, a showcase for NASA technology and an evolving exemplar for the future of buildings.
Artist Michael Killen this month released his new painting “Sustainability” (24 x 5 feet) inspired by NASA’s endeavor to provide a new exemplar for the future of buildings in the nation and the world. Demetra J. McBride, Director, Climate Action & Sustainability, County Executive’s Office, Santa Clara County introduced Michael and his new painting at an event hosted and filmed by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center, Palo Alto, California.
Killen had been intrigued by sustainability—the spirit thought, management  imperative, voice of the planet—whose “voice” is increasingly being  heard today throughout the of the US, but not as much as in Europe, and certainly not as much as in the developing nation where it warns of survivability if not heeded.  When  Steve Hipskind, Chief of Earth Science, NASA Ames, recommended that Michael make a painting for the new building he accepted the challenge, which took him a little over a year to  complete.

“I accepted  this challenge  painting on sustainability because I felt the voice of sustainability might resonate more effectively with voters than the voice of climate change which many voters especially the Republican dispute,  or the multiple  voices  of energy– with none having primacy–making it impossible, at this time, an energy sprit of times to emerge. I hoped my painting would help give politicians the cover they needed to step up their efforts to promote policies that lead to increase energy efficiency and the transformation to energy types that were renewable and clean.
Michael had previously painted the spirit of the times–climate change—a series of seven paintings that include “Climate Change for the Wealthy,” “Climate Change for the  Rest of Us,“ “End of Oil” and the “The Last Ship Out.” He has also painted “Impact of the Internet on Civilization,” “The Beginning After the End,” “Evolution of Consciousness” and “I Did Not See  the Time Go By.”
Café Borrone, Menlo Park, will present a series of paintings by Killen and Harry Cohen inspired by the need to protect the San Francisco Bay from the development of the salt flats at Redwood City, April 16–May 27. Killen is presently seeking sponsors for the next  zeistgiust he plans to paint—“The End of the Combustible Engine”—and to have this large scale painting ready to be viewed during the America’s Cup 2013 in San Francisco.

About Michael Killen Helps Organizations Share Their Important Climate and Energy Action Message

Michael Killen is the founder and leader of Killen & Associates, Inc., a global consulting services and marketing company located in Silicon Valley. Killen & Associates has published over 400 market and industry research studies and a dozen white papers; produced 700 TV shows, and made some of the most important paintings that help its clients bring attention to their climate solutions. Michael is the developer of a methodology of strategy and author of five books - Introduction to Programming: A Mathematical Approach; IBM: The Making of the Common View (also translated and printed in Japanese); a 3-book series on IBM's complex architecture strategy [SAA: Imaging Processing, SAA: Managing Distributed Data, SAA and UNIX: IBM’s Open Systems Strategy]. At the start of a new decade in 2020, Killen & Associates announced a new major project that stops climate change before it ends civilization as we know it by focusing on what matters most. Helping Governments, non profits, utility companies and energy supplier communities, not just identify four of the most promising climate action solutions to support, but also to promote those approaches. Michael heads this project called ‘Climate Change Solutions that Save Civilization: Concentrate on What Matters Most’. Global organizations and executives from AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Toshiba, Siemens, British Telecom, the US National Security Agency, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Phillips of Holland have all benefitted from the consulting service of Killen & Associates. The studies allowed executives to think clearly about emerging opportunities and threats. TV shows assisted executives in sharing their messages globally. The only company of its kind, Killen & Associates also produces art for major events. The US Department of Commerce, US Department of Interior, Stanford University, Governor's Office of California, have all displayed Michael's art at their events. NASA selected Michael to make "Sustainability" (5ft X 24ft). This June (2020) will be the eighth year Stanford has displayed his paintings at their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit. Contact me to discuss my art and sharing your message on my show to global audiences. Follow me on Twitter @KillenMichael or YouTube
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