Greenland’s ice shelf is represented by layers of fabric, sourced from overalls from a closed factory. The patterns are based on contour lines from maps that display the decline of the ice. With this project, I want to remind people our planet is melting.
In 2019, the Greenland ice shelf lost 532 billion tons of ice. Although this exact figure probably isn’t widely known, it should not come as surprising news. The fact that the earth is warming and climate is changing is a fact almost everybody knows.
I am filled with dread about the fact that we all know about climate change, and that we (or the vast majority at least) are convinced it’s a major problem that needs tackling but so little actually happens. This project is my desperate cry to draw further attention to the climate crisis.
The pieces are based on the beauty of our planet, specifically on glaciers in Greenland and in the Arctic. Beauty that, by our own hand, is at the brink of being lost forever.
The ice shelves and their beauty are represented by layers of recycled fabric, a gorgeous material – old overalls from a closed factory, doomed by globalism and the economics of scale. The patterns and shapes come from maps of the Greenland ice shelf, where contour lines represent the height and melting of the ice shelf. The concentric circles show the ice surface declining every year.
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