Gaia ‘Climate Change’ series: Cyclone, Flood, Ice Melt
These three Mother Earth figures are a contemplation of climate change and its attendant environmental and societal disasters. Unlike the famous Venus of Willendorf, whose voluptuous figure personifies abundance and fertility, these sculptures offer a contrary vision. Depleted, emaciated and burdened with deep sorrow, they mirror the destructive nature of our excessive life-styles. Through figuratively personifying our environmental predicament, I hope to capture the fragile nature of Gaia and present the urgency and physical necessity of achieving balance across the divides of spiritual-physical and sacred-profane.