As global warming radically changes our planet we are facing an over production of CO2, a gas found naturally on our planet, and a vital part of the eco system as a whole. Our problem is now the over production of the gas, oceans are absorbing more co2 than they can tolerate and they are slowly acidifying.
The artwork, Sea Oh too, reflects on this problem and how we as individuals, communities, councils, states, countries, continents and planet are addressing the problem (or not).
During three days I will be cutting up atlases and books, specifically I will be cutting out fish shapes which I will then weave into a sculptural loom.
Books and fish are both symbolically charged – biblically, scientifically, West and East.
Fish represent food, nourishment and faith in Christianity. Their health is a reflection of the water in which they live. Books are knowledge and must be preserved and cherished -never leave books on the floor where someone could step on them, never put a cup or glass on a book, no books at the dinner/breakfast table, turn the pages from the corner -not close to the spine.
And never cut out a picture from a book.
So many rules on how to look after a book, yet we totally disrespect our greatest asset, nature.
20th, 21st, 22nd July 2016
Mona Vale Library precinct.