Ice Watch

Ice Watch

Artist Olafur Eliasson has brought 24 blocks (100 tonnes) of ice from Greenland to London for his installation Ice Watch, to coincide with COP24. The exhibit opened yesterday and will last about a week, when all the ice will have melted in the 40-ish degree London...
A photographer disappears

A photographer disappears

Lu Gang is a Chinese photographer who has spent his career photographing the devastation of industrialized China. A month ago Lu Gang disappeared. The Chinese government is very careful to censor any expose of the country that makes life there look less than rosy. As...
Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon

This underwater sculpture in Lanzarote, Spain is by Jason deCaires Taylor, and titled “Crossing the Rubicon”. It symbolizes a point of no return, a warning to humanity that runaway climate change could leave us with no way back to a stable climate. This...
Remembering Steller’s Sea Cow

Remembering Steller’s Sea Cow

Today, November 30, is Remembrance day for lost species. It’s a chance to think about the species we’ve lost and the species we are losing, and in this age of the sixth mass extinction, particularly those species we are losing because of human impact....
Detritus as fashion in art

Detritus as fashion in art

Dutch artist Hendrik Kerstens didn’t mean for this series of photographs of his daughter reminiscent of famous Dutch paintings from the 17th century to make a statement about our disposable culture of consumption, but of course, that’s how I see it. It...