Menlo Park, CA Artist Michael Killen does not think the term climate change or climate disruption provokes enough emotion or action. He hopes his new ‘Methane Joins Carbon Emissions from Under the Oceans to Boil the Planet’ will provoke more. The piece is fifteen by six feet. And, it is part of a larger collection titled Dire Consequences: Send in the Clowns that focuses on three deadly consequences of CO2 and Co4. Background paintings include ‘Knock Knocking Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ (4 x 5 feet) and ‘Beginning After the End’ (6x 5 feet.)
Jim Sweeney, Director of the Precourt Energy Center at Stanford and the Producer of the universities’ annual VIP energy summit said, ‘Yes, I made the decision to invite Michael to formally debut his Dire Consequences: Send in the Clowns collection at Stanford. If we had room we would have also displayed his other signature painting of this series–‘Carbon Emissions Join with Ocean Water to Destroy the Sea Food Chain’, also 15 x 6 feet.”
The US Department of Commerce and the United States Geological Survey have already displayed Michael’s ‘Carbon Emissions Join with Water to Destroy the Sea Food Chain.’ Shortly Michael will announce the third an last signature painting in the series.