oil on canvas; 40×30”

“Food waste and plastic packaging has always been a problem, but since the beginning of Covid-19, this issue has only accelerated. At what price does peace-of-mind come? Something as insignificant to us as a straw, which only serves us for a moment, can last more than a lifetime in a dump.”

ARTIST BIO: Devan Horton is an oil painter from northern Kentucky whose work addresses our cultures obsession with consumption and waste. Since receiving her BFA in painting from Northern Kentucky University in 2015, Devan has shown in local and national galleries, including a series of pop-up galleries she curated titled, “Perennial”. Devan’s work encourages a change in perspective hoping that we can all see that climate change is the most important problem facing our generation.