Earth Matters | 2020
“It is our humanity’s ultimate moral challenge – saving the planet.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
No country is immune to the encroaching climate crisis. Israel, the country I adopted as my home, has the misfortune of being located in a region that is experiencing desertification, erosion, pollution and consequences of heatwaves over the Mediterranean Sea.
This body of work that will dramatize the painful results of climate denial that is manifested by neglecting to actively change personal habits, ignoring the need to alter life styles that harm the environment and underestimating the importance of making a collective effort to save our planet.
“Land-Erosion” is created from sand-stones combined with textured details of my unique paper art technique. I gathered these broken stones from the eroded cliffs on the Poleg/Netanya beach after a devastating storm in 2018. The work abstracts the aftermath of lost pieces of land floating in a bleeding sea.
The second work “Desertification” confronts its viewers with dried pieces of earth collected from the Negev Desert that gradually dissolve into pieces of black torn paper symbolic of absolutely no possibility of sustaining life.
The intention is to prompt people to take individual action to preserve and protect our natural world.
These artworks of the Earth matters Series will be presented in the upcoming exhibition “Tribute to Earth”, Artists’ House at Tel-Aviv, from 18th March till 10th of April 2021.
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All image courtesy: Sigal Kolton
Earth Matters Series – Land Erosion | contemporary art relief
Technique : Hand-torn paper, acrylic, Konjac glue, sand-stones
Measurements: H:175 x W:92 x D:8 cm
All images and text are copyright by Bianca Severijns 2020