Giclée fine art print. On Hahnemühle bamboo paper. 30x80cm.
Artist: Pierrick Senelaer
This GOING THROUGH artwork aims at highlighting the melting of our polar regions. The Antarctic region, especially, is seeing more and more often very big chunks of ice breaking loose which scientists blame Global Warming for.
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This GOING THROUGH print depicts what looks like block of ice or glaciers and try to translate the ever growing chaos we have been observing with the ice sheet in the Arctic but above all in Antarctica.
Why are glaciers important?
Ice acts like a protective cover over the Earth and our oceans. These bright white spots reflect excess heat back into space and keep the planet cooler. In theory, the Arctic remains colder than the equator because more of the heat from the sun is reflected off the ice, back into space.
Why are glaciers melting?
Since the early 1900s, many glaciers around the world have been rapidly melting. Human activities are at the root of this phenomenon. Specifically, since the industrial revolution, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions have raised temperatures, even higher in the poles, and as a result, glaciers are rapidly melting, calving off into the sea and retreating on land.
Scientists project that if emissions continue to rise unchecked, the Arctic could be ice free in the summer as soon as the year 2040 as ocean and air temperatures continue to rise rapidly. (Source: WWF)
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“This GOING THROUGH print aims at translating how much cold regions are radically changing, temperatures are higher, snow falls are sparser and all the ecosystem has to adapt but for some, it means finding it hard to survive. We all need to make efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and thus global warming of the planet”