Can we be both silent and innocent spectators?
-Anthony Benezet (1713-1784), 7th generational uncle of the artist
Like her famous Quaker forbearer who withstood the criticism of neighbors for feeding his corn to the rats so they would not be reduced to stealing, Linda Griffith has been an outspoken advocate for animals and the environment. Her early work reflects the many confrontations she has undertaken in her life to stop development, protect wildlife and conserve an irreplaceable planet. Through the more recent "The Secret Life of Light" collection documenting the disappearing arctic, Griffith continues to express her love and advocacy for the earth with passionate commitment.
NOT EVERYTHING IS FORGIVABLE
Unanimously chosen in 1999 for exhibition at "Art at the Millenium" by the directors and curators of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho, Islip Art Museum and Stage Gallery on Long Island, Nezin Gallery in Freeport, And Nexus Gallery in Manhattan from over one thousand submissions by artists representing five continents of the world and, along with "Dialogue With Government", published in Eyes Wide Open: Artsts' Perception of Conflict by University of Buffalo SUNY, 2000
THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT
To the extent that we're offended by a beast of burden and a tortured bird being shown in the place of Holiness, we fail to grasp just how doomed we are. Not until the most oppressed among us are considered Godly will we, as a greedy and obscenely abusive species, have any chance of living peaceably with one another, let alone with all of creation and with the ethical responsibility required to reverse climate change. -Linda Griffith
IMAGES DEFENDED BY NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST CENSORSHIP
Bryn Athyn gallery pulls photo show.
Its director said the "politically inflammatory" work "did not harmonize with the
ambience of the gallery."
SUITED (2002) with Virginia Bergey
EARLY RELATED WORK