This artwork is not beautiful.
Neither climate change is.
In the artwork Illuminators #161119 "THINK" I have intentionally distanced from the idea of beauty, comfort, and harmony, as I do not try to find aesthetic in polluted water, melting ice caps or global warming.
This artwork is not about me as an artist, not about my skills, not about "brilliant ideas". This artwork is about us, about our common problem. The problem is not pleasant, and the artwork is not either. This artwork does not make the viewer wonder if it will look nice above the fireplace. Moreover, the artwork makes a viewer uncomfortable to a certain extent. It makes the viewer THINK.
Nevertheless, this artwork is not a pile of garbage with a smart press-release on the side.
Artwork Illuminators #161119 "THINK" is divided into 16 square sections, united into a complete art piece both by the concept and visually by the use of earth tones (beige, grey, mustard, yellow, olive green), black dots, white shapes and splashes, and light blue accents. Each section has a colored dot in the center - each dot represents a change in temperature for the last 16 decades. Some sections are devoted to specific aspects of climate change and global warming - please see the slides above.
The artwork possesses a variety of textures.
The artwork must be "read" by sections from the top left section down by the rows towards the right bottom section. The conclusion of the artwork is two contrasting red and black squares, united under the "Invitation to the Action" title.
Illuminators #161119 "THINK" is an assemblage artwork and was created for ‘Portraits from the Precipice’ project by Artfinder and Octopus Energy.
Octopus Energy are passionate about doing what’s right by the planet. In 2019, Renewable Energy Association awarded Octopus as ‘the company that's done the most in the past year to advance UK renewables’.
COP26 (the UN climate change conference) – held in the UK at the end of 2020 – will be the moment the world will see which political leaders are willing to take the positive action needed to fight climate change. Octopus Energy wants to ensure that every leader at COP26 understands the strength of popular support.
The artwork is aimed to raise awareness of the impact of climate change.
Also, this artwork is part of my ongoing series ILLUMINATORS.
Found object, recycled materials, glue, plastic, plastic, plastic.