06/13/2013 11:28 am ET

Tadashi Moriyama on the ImageBlog

Loss of Farmers’ Knowledge in Their Lands, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches.

… I was looking at the flooding in many parts of the world as well as rapid urbanization and emergence of megacities. I painted the standing dead tree based on the branch I found in my backyard in Bushwick, Brooklyn after Hurricane Irene.