It is no surprise that I am a big proponent of dam removal. As an advocate for healthy watersheds and healthy runs of salmon, decayed, non-functioning dams make little sense to me. If you are still on the fence about dam removal or don’t understand why its important, I recommend watching Damnation. The film makes a clear, concise, and compelling argument for why aging, obsolete dams should be removed from our creeks, streams and rivers. Told in a storytelling style through the eyes of the filmmakers, Damnation is superbly well done. If you have not seen it, it is definitely worth the watch. If you’ve already seen it, it is worth the watch again. Damnation is continuing to screen in theaters across the nation and can also be seen online.
I love screen-printing. I love it because of its accessibility. I love it because it is so immediate and can be done cheaply. I also love it because you can make a ton of something, which means its great for making gifts around the holidays. Over the years I have been privileged enough to be a part of quite a few print parties with Jenny Wittlinger of Wendu Ink. It is so fun to get together, burn a whole bunch of images onto a screen and watch the magic happen as plain t-shirts transform, and handkerchiefs become more than just a square piece of fabric to blow a nose in. As the holidays approach, I am looking forward to the print parties ahead and the fun that will ensue.