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Deborah Kennedy

Deborah Kennedy with her painting, All Connected. 
This painting features frog eggs at early stages of development and an toxic herbicide showing the connections between crucial keys to life.

Deborah Kennedy is a writer and artist who focuses on ecological themes. In her recent book–Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth—Kennedy combines provocative poetry and earth-toned illustrations that capture the bond between ourselves and the larger natural world. Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth is the winner of two national poetry book awards— a Silver Nautilus Book Award and an Eric Hoffer Book Award.   


Cover of Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth

Kennedy’s art exhibitions include numerous solo and group shows in the United States and Europe that feature art and installations focusing on environmental and social themes.

She is noted for creating large-scale installations on the Berlin Wall six months before it was torn down. The Berlin Wall works were featured in books and newspapers in Germany and the United States.

Her body of work has been widely reviewed and she has received numerous grants and awards from art councils and museums.  Kennedy presents slide shows and poetry readings to environmental, poetry, and other interested groups.

Detail of installation, Changed Climate: 2017. Books in this artwork, now rendered inaccessible, contain images of a thriving natural world now either gone or damaged, and neglected scientific information concerning our declining environment.
Illustration from Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, Web of Life
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