Beach sunsets and the mourner’s Kaddish are part of Sasha Wortzel’s ‘Dreams of Unknown Islands’ show at Oolite Arts.
The COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change impacts. The fight for racial equality and social justice.
For South Florida-based visual artist Sasha Wortzel, they’re all connected.
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“One parallel is that we often are rushing toward some kind of quick fix without taking the time to really unpack how we arrived at this moment,” says Wortzel.
“Why are we experiencing sea-level rise, toxic algae blooms? Why are we experiencing such mass death? Why are Black, brown and indigenous people much more vulnerable to the impacts of the pandemic?”