Searching For A New Planet
(Only History Remains)
We have created a world where life has become uncertain. The dark and unsettling truth is: that our way of life will slowly upend the lives of future generations.
“Searching for a New Planet” is an allegory about the migration of the children who met from around the world with the intention to find a planet that offers what we have taken away from them: The promise of a secure and better future.
Each year 350.000 children die around the world of malnutrition, violence and war. Thirty three percent of illness in children under the age of 5 is caused by environmental exposure. Preventing environmental risks may save as many as 4 million lives a year in children alone.
I use the narrative of the children to bring awareness to the above issues that are posing serious threats to humanity. I ask the viewer to participate in the effort to change and repair the deeply rooted problems that fester in our society and that have shattered the lives of many.
This is a continuing project started in 2002 and belongs to the series” Only History Remains” a visual documentations or diary of history, of past and present destruction of countries by war, pollution and
man made disasters. My ideas are represented in mixed media paintings, installations, and artist’s books. I create heavy encrusted surfaces that embody burnt land, forest defoliation, and environmental destruction. These images speak to the pain and struggle of the inhabitants that once lived here, but were lost in ashes and covered by the sands of time.
” Only History Remains “ is juxtaposed by the series “Searching for A New Planet”, a solution to our planet’s dilemma based on children fantasy.