What does it mean to be an artist when the future of humanity as we know it might be at risk? When our leaders lead us astray and misinformation disables the mobility of human intellect. When the economy robs individuals of the opportunity to maintain a life of dignity. When climate change can potentially disrupt the delicate balance necessary to sustain life. What does it mean to be a creative person in such a world? How do we address these concerns with the practice of art making? Do paintings have the potential to nudge humanity onto a course that invigorates prosperity?