Desertification

Edge of the Sea

ibn Sina

Marsh Huts

These gouache illustrations are from Zazu Dreams, Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era, written by Cara Judea Alhadeff. Zazu Dreams is an environmental literacy-adventure story about a bi-racial Sephardi/Mizrahi Arab Jewish boy, Zazu, who traverses the globe along his family’s migration route across the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East, witnessing ecological crises caused by 21st-century villains, Nestle, Merck, Exxon, Monsanto—Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Agribusiness giants that stalk the planet.
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Micaela Amateau Amato is Professor Emerita, Art and Women’s Studies at Penn State, an artist, curator and writer, who has exhibited her work in NYC, at Kornblee Gallery, Bertha Urdang, Nancy Hoffman Gallery; in Chicago at Marianne Deson Gallery; in Los Angeles at Acme Inc., Angles Gallery, LAX Art; and Navy Pier Armory Art Fairs in NYC, Basel Art Fairs Miami, LA Art Contemporary, Tokyo Art Expos, and Chicago Art Fairs. Her art is held in many public and private collections and been featured in Artforum, Art News, Art in America, New York Times, LA Times, Women’s Art Journal. Amateau Amato has received two NEA Fellowships, a Pollock Krasner Award, and represented the US at the Lulea Biennial in Sweden.

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