Climate

2019

Climate Case Study

The health and vitality of our entire ecosystem are currently in jeopardy. The climate issue is universal and convoluted. We decided to focus on one key element of the climate catastrophe: plastic pollution. We designed and developed public artworks in order to explore and confront the depths to which plastic leaches the biodiversity of our planet.

CRUSH Walls, Colorado

We travelled from Dublin, Ireland to Denver, Colorado in order to create a piece for CLIMATE. The concept explores plastic on a microscopic level, magnifying tiny microplastic particles and enlarging their scale. This mural was the largest artwork to date by our collective.

RHA Gallery, Dublin City

We were given the opportunity to create a large scale interior artwork within the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. Our extensive assessment of microscopic plastic samples was the defining inspiration for our design. We produced a mural utilising rich, colourful imagery based from visuals derived through the microscope. We created a name for the artwork and body of work itself – “Micro vs. Macro”.

Temple Bar, Dublin City

Our artwork for the ESB Building, Temple Bar was established from the aim to create a visual narrative between the ocean and human waste. All aspects of the artwork are based on forceful shapes found in plastic microscopically. The artwork resolves to destabilize the complacency around plastic pollution and the incidental climate emergency. The opportunity to present CLIMATE in a location of this scale and centrality helps to direct the issue further into the public realm, and promote a fundamental change of approach in how we as a society interact with plastic.

 

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