Artist: Joanna Rogers
Title: Broken Promises. The Politician’s Armour. After the Election.
Attribution: Broken Promises. The Politician's Armour. After the Election. 2019. Joanna Rogers.
Materials: Found broken shells, painted canvas, hand sewn.
Dimensions: 2' x 3'
Image Statement: I spent two years collcting the shells for this piece from the beaches on Pender Island. The "broken promises" I was contemplating as I was walking on the beaches involved the shamefully inadequate housing policies and the growing number of homeless people on our streets and in our parks; seeking shelter wherever they can. There are many other "broken promises" which hit home: pipelines which threated our wildlife on land and in the oceans, the lack of protection for endangered species, the lack of accountability for climae change and the unwillingness to put fossil fuels on the back burner. As we teeter on the brink of extinction due to climate change, it is up to us to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions.