Perfect Storm (2012) by David Cohen
Archival Digital Print, dimensions variable
Rachel Carson opened the doors of perception on the destructive use of the pesticide DDT on the environment way back in 1962, and as a result affected social change by sparking an environmental revolution that evolved out of the 1960's.
Silent Spring serves as a clear example of how a work of art can change everything, just as the photo of nine-year-old Kim Phuc running down a street in Vietnam after an aerial napalm attack on June 8, 1972, helped finally put an end the Vietnam War. Rachel's work provides the perfect example of how artists can serve as a crucial self-reflecting mirror for our actions and their effects on the world.