Artist: Susan Feller
Title: Mountaintop Removal Jewel
Attribution: Mountaintop Removal Jewel, 2018, Susan L Feller
Materials: cotton and wool fabric, novelty yarns, silver wire, beads, poly filling
Dimensions: 16 x 12
Image Statement: Over 500 mountain tops in West Virginia alone have been blasted off to extricate the minimal coal left for export and profit by out-of-state corporations. The waterways are covered or destroyed. Communities live under the silica laden clouds, have poisoned water and children daily attending schools. My work brings awareness of the human impact on nature and asks viewers to consider their energy use and sources.