Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Armchair Asses Against Science


Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 24 Stencils

2015 ~ 12 x 19” ~ 30 x 48.5 cm

Edition 57, artist proofs 5

Science memes depicts a yawning fox memes, a rat, a weasel, and a snake. They are all in an armchair chatting about climate Change and how to deny it.

The inspiration for this science memes, came after listening to a documentary about Global Warming which mentioned the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. This acronym is sometimes thought of among evidence-based scientists as Armchair Asses Against Science. Perfect for one of my funny-climate-change-memes I thought laughing at the radio. That is going to be my next serigraph.

I can not say for sure that the feelings of the animals in this artwork were not hurt by my clear stereotyping of their character traits. In this fox memes the fox is yawning in complete disinterest, as serious environmental topics are being discussed. Meanwhile the rat, the weasel, and the snake are coming up with ways to sow seeds of doubt about Climate Change. End goal, get elected, and or loosen environmental regulations for their corporate chums.

97% of all scientists say that Climate change is real, alarming, and there is clear evidence that it is human caused. I know it is important to be polite to people who are confused on this issue, buuttt… a question for the Climate Deniers out there. The 10 hottest years on record are all within the last 15 years… What do you think is causing that?