Artists use Climate as a Companion to Their Work

March 18, 2010 / No Comments

climate art 1 Artists use Climate as a Companion to Their Work

Artists Ap Verheggen and Nasser Azam work independently, but their latest works have a common undercurrent, the climate. Work of these artists uses weather as an addition, making a profound impact on the outcome. Verheggen lives in Holland and has finished the first in line of four sculptures. Each of these sculptures would be placed in areas experiencing extreme climate change, and the first one has been placed on an iceberg in Greenland.

The sculptor believes that climate change brings about cultural change, which does hold true to a great extent. This pure iron sculpture represents a dogsled driver from the local Inuit community, and it will ultimately be swallowed by the sea. It may be allowed to biodegrade, or be rescued depending on its effect on the surrounding aquatic environment.
climate art 2 Artists use Climate as a Companion to Their Work

London based artist Nasser Azam has a huge canvas in Antarctica. He uses brushes and paints suited for the severe cold to paint the canvas, then leaves it out in the cold overnight, so the cold weather there can add an abstract effect to the painting.

Source: CoolHunting