“Offside Suzuki”

Offside Suzuki by Danno

Offside Suzuki
Weathered and rusted canvas
by Danno, 2005

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As a subject for my first experiment of working with rust on canvas, I chose one of my all-time heroes. For decades eco-celebrity and environmental champion David Suzuki, has been fighting to protect our natural world before it’s all paved and McNuggeted and Monsantoed. Suzuki was speaking out before I was born and long before it was even remotely cool to be Green.

In this piece I wanted to illustrate that for all of David’s hard work, his points of view are all too easily brushed aside. Everyday life sweeps us along and his well intentioned views end up buried somewhere in between checking e-mail, paying the bills and getting junior off to school.

I’m glad there are guys like David willing to fight for all of us. I can’t be sure, but my gut tells me the world be a better place with more David Suzukis around.

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  1. This picture is amazing! It’s so neat to see David Suzuki in nature as he is so passionate about it! I am a student at the University of Western Ontario and I was wondering if it would be possible to use this picture on an advertisement for David Suzuki, who is coming to speak at our university this year. It is part of a not-for-profit organization and we are having Mr. Suzuki come to talk about the importance of saving our environment especially in today’s deteriorating world. The picture would be on posters and slides posted around the campus community with credit to yourself. Please let me know if this would be a problem!