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Stations of the Cross: Climate Change is a meditative coloring book  featuring species on the verge of extinction.
Stations of the Cross: Climate Change is a meditative coloring book featuring species on the verge of extinction.
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Stations of the Cross: Climate Change is a collection of 14 drawings that illustrate various aspects of the biodiversity crisis including deforestation, desertification, and ocean acidification. These drawings combine images of those creatures on the brink of extinction due to our exploitation of the Earth with drawings of hands.  These hands tell the story of the Passion through gestures. Stations of the Cross: Climate Change is an invitation for individuals and communities to engage in creative contemplation for the salvation of the Earth.

The 14 original drawings on panel will be displayed in faith communities most affected by the biodiversity crisis. Along with the drawings, art supplies and materials will be sent to communities around the U.S. and throughout the world. These art-making care packages are a new and essential aspect of this project. A more beautiful world is a better world.

The project will be released at the end of November as a meditative, devotional coloring book. All 14 drawings will be incorporated into a narrative about the biodiversity crisis along with creative and contemplative coloring pages. 

The ultimate goal of Stations of the Cross: Climate Change is to unite people in art-making for a healthier planet. Donations to this project will help to offset the cost of the publishing of the book and supplement the cost of the creation and shipping of art care packages. Your support will help make this project accessible to people all over the world.

This is my sixth Stations of the Cross project. Previous projects have addressed international aid and development in Haiti, the uprising in Syria, the struggle for LGBTQ equality, mass incarceration, and mental illness. These projects have  been shown in more than 30 cities across the U.S. and U.K. and have been featured on Christian Century, Believe Out Loud, and The Huffington Post. To see previous projects, visit marybutton.com. For more information on Stations of the Cross: Climate Change, visit www.stations2016.com.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge facing this project is the printing. Because the final product is a coloring book it will be printed in black and white which will substantially lower the overhead costs, but production delays are still possible. As this is the sixth of these projects I've created I anticipate a stress free production process.

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