Hail: Global Warming
This album shows the plague Hail - Global Warming in progress in the studio. (This is just a test shot.) The use of post consumer recycled tin cans focuses attention on how individual actions can improve our environment through recycling and sustainable practices. Even our oceans are clogged with the detritus of our consumer society.
The Idea Behind
The biblical plague was hail, the Modern Plague is Global Warming. This is an obvious analogy since Global Warming is causing more severe weather disturbances including hail. This is not finished but the over arching objective is to make the lettering look like the sky is full of pollution, while the water slowly submerges the lettering. I need to add more images in the water, and in the smoggy sky. I also want to add more turbulent water.
Deciding how to create the letters of water.
I wanted the lettering to be made from layers of blue tin cans. So I drew the watery images card stock as pattern. The hard part is keep track of all these pieces. They were layered, floating above one another.
Sure it seems easy. The is hard, really hard.
It seems easy to draw watery images on card stock, but it is never that simple. Doubt and torture are always the devil sitting on your shoulder.