Friday, January 6, 2012
A Love/Hate Relationship
6x6in oil on canvas board 85.
I am sure there are others like me who dislike the slow start and color cast of the spiral, Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL)...but enjoy the much touted, energy savings.
Many countries, including ours, have adopted programs to phase out incandescent light bulbs but one thing we do not hear about is the following from Wikipedia:
Mercury poisoning of Chinese factory workers
In the past decade, hundreds of Chinese factory workers who manufacture CFLs for export to first world countries were being poisoned and hospitalized because of mercury exposure. Examples include workers at the Nanhai Feiyang lighting factory in Foshan where 68 out of 72 were so badly poisoned that they required hospitalization. Another factory had 121 out of 123 employees were found to have excessive
Unforgivable that they were not protected.
As for you and me, we had better not drop and break one of those nasty little suckers!
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.