GR: Lot’s of farewell sentiments arising in these days. Meanwhile, scientists are beginning to nudge one another into “big-picture” research as they realize that eminent changes in the world threaten their research subjects and conclusions.
“Being a witness to our rapidly changing world is particularly poignant for a wildlife artist. Just painting the beauty of life has become a frustration. I am getting the uneasy feeling that, like the cavemen in the distant past, I am painting subjects that will not exist in our very near future. It has become important to me to paint the ‘big picture’ –the relationship between different species and their environments. The story of our time.” –Julie Askew