Visual activism and Direct action painting
As the ice of the north and south poles are melting, just as all glaciers, we are losing our planets ice surface. It causes the sea and lake levels to rise, so we are losing land surface as well. Whole island nations are drowning in the sea and people living near the coasts are in danger. I live in Sweden and if there's not much snow or cold enough to freeze the lakes in the winter, it'll mean a change both physically and mentally, but also in terms of identity.
To destroy ecosystems that have evolved over thousands of years, to gain short term economical growth is one of our cultures most cynical activities. We are losing surface to the superficial.
I made this piece, Losing Surface, with biodegrable chalk, snow, ash and charcoal on the ice of Harsasjön/ Lake Harsa in Järvsö, Sweden. Half human, half nature, melting away, something we need to heal and repair. Losing surface is a part of my on going project Signs on the surface.
We are all in the climate crisis together and there's nothing more important than stopping the global warming and the destruction of our home planet. Join the Global Climate Strike on Friday March 15th to put pressure on our/ your government to urgently stop the emissions so that the global warming will not exceed 1,5 C.
Politicians will not do anything without a strong support or pressure from the people! They can't, they'll lose elections.
So we need to make sure they don't win anything if they don't fight climate change!
Art should not only be shown in the restricted area of the gallery, where you apply for permission. If you're an artist, join me, bring your art-ivism to the streets, to the climate strike! Art is a language, use it!