Did you know that Elvis learned his moves from going to strip clubs as a young man? This bit of fun trivia was shared by my guest this week, Pablo Solomon.
Pablo was the perfect guest this month of "Earth Day," as he was a pioneer in the environmental movement. He is also an artist who uses the qualities of beauty and sexuality in his art and designs. He is passionate about the balance of beauty in nature, and has a huge vision for how we can be sustainable with true freedom.
He spoke about the Buffalo Bayou water clean up project when he was growing up. He didn't get a chance to say "on air," but wanted to add the following wonderful news. Miraculously a combination of laws and responsible businesses came together and now Buffalo Bayou again has fish and alligators and canoes. It is being turned into a parkway for miles through the center of Houston. This is perhaps the most impressive example in America of what people and responsible businesses can do when they work together and not against one another.
Another pioneer woman who brings a true feeling of freedom to her life is Maya Angelou. Coach Betty Louise reads her famous poem "Phenomenal Woman," as it is a beautiful expression of inner beauty and sexuality. To listen to the whole show, click the listen button below.
Pablo Solomon is an internationally recognized artist and designer known primarily for his drawings and sculptures of dancers as well as for soothing and environmentally friendly designs. Pablo has been featured in 23 books, numerous major magazines and newspapers, radio, TV and film. Currently he lives and work with his wife Beverly on their historic 1856 ranch north of Austin, Texas. Beverly was a model and then in sales and marketing for Diane von Furstenberg, Revlon and Ralph Lauren. She currently runs their international art and design business.
Recognition for Environmental work and design– In 2009, Pablo was featured in an article by Mark Anderson for National Geographic about his part in the first Earth Day. He has have been involved in conservation most of his life. His wife Beverly and he not only talk conservation, but live it. Their 1856 historic ranch in the Texas Hill Country is not only a state historic site and official Texas Wild Scape, but was nominated in 1997-98 for the highest award in Texas for land stewardship. They have been featured in books, magazines ( Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, Discover, Spiegel, Chevy Outdoors, Texas Monthly, Alaska Airways, just to name a few) ,newspapers and on TV.
Please check out his work at www.pablosolomon.com.