The idea of the art installation “Ice Watch” is twofold: the ice is arranged like a watch, or a clock face, to indicate the passing of time; and, in real time, observers will be able to watch the ice melt. If a passerby puts her ear to the ice, she will be able to hear a little moment of pop and crack, the release of the cleanest possible air. “It is a little pop that has travelled fifteen thousand years to meet you in Paris, and tell the story of climate change,” says the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Photograph by Eric Feferberg / AFP / Getty.
How can artists communicate their concerns about global warming? How can we use materials to effectively share a critical message?
Do we rely on artists to represent the concerns of humanity?
Due to high demand for the recent Delicate Balance print and our desire to do something to support the victims of the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, we made a new print with a different color way and will be sending proceeds to @sweetstufffoundation to benefit those victims. Sweet Stuff Foundation will be dedicating all donations through December 31 to the Paris terror attack victims and their families and we’re pleased to be supporting their call to action to give assistance to the many people whose lives have been affected by the violence of that day. Release Date: TOMORROW: Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 10am PST on ObeyGiant.com. Signed and numbered edition of 450. $60. Limit 1 per person/household. #EiffelTower #EarthCrisis #COP21 #Paris #ClimateChange #obeygiant #obey #shepardfairey #print
Grade 11 & 12 students are now presented with a challenge:
How can your use of materials affect the success of an artwork meant to focus on our climate crisis? Will your audience understand what you are trying to say? What are you trying to say?
This week, we will be exploring @UNESCO's 6th theme: ONE PLANET ONE OCEAN. Conserving the diversity of life on Earth and #ocean health is critical to global #human welfare, yet essential resources are at risk from the direct results of unsustainable practices. #SustainableDevelopment cannot be achieved by technological solutions, political regulation or financial instruments alone. We need to change the way we think and act. #MOSAICOFCHANGE #LKSF