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Artwork description:

This is one of 9 smaller pieces from a series of works on deforestation entitled 'Smoking Kills'

I've known about deforestation by loggers since I was at school, but I had always thought of it as somewhat justified by the need for wood. It wasn't until I saw the so-called "slash and burn" technique in a BBC documentary that I realised that much deforestation is simply to clear land. Seeing the destructive scenes made me feel a little sick. To be destroying the very things that absorb carbon dioxide whilst also adding to the carbon in the atmosphere by burning them is just nonsensical.

The title refers to the warnings placed on adverts/packaging for tobacco products. With the forests of the world, essentially being the lungs of the planet, I thought it was appropriate title for this work.

Materials used:

Charcoal and Marker Pens on Paper

Tags:

#deforestation  #smoking kills  #abstract  #forest  #fire  #climate change  #global warming  #burning  #burnt  #destruction 

Smoking Kills V (2019)

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This artwork is sold by Richard Yeomans from United Kingdom

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