Save The Ocean
I’m a visual art & installation artist living in Brooklyn, New York. With my installations I’m creating a new language for talking about climate change, sustainability & consumer culture. Instead of making it very abstract & hard to understand (like most of the galleries in NYC do), I use direct messages about pollution and climate! People need to hear it loud and clear! Climate Change is Real! We need to act now! I believe it's time artists become activists and drive the Real change! We don't have much time left! The Climate Clock installed at Union square says we have about 7 years left before we reach the tipping point, the point of no return. We see everyday in the news burning forests, dying coral reefs, drastic weather pattern changes, rising sea levels, animals going extinct... Humanity needs to rethink the old ways of living, divest from fossil fuels and invest in carbon-capture and renewable technologies now! Protect 30% of the Ocean now! By creating my installations, I want to cut through people's apathy & indifference, make them change their perception of climate change, and hopefully inspire them to change their lifestyles. By using visual projections, projection mapping and art installation (made from disposed consumer materials), I want to inspire action on climate change. I've been working on this for a while & the theme of climate change is very important to me. I was trained with Climate Reality, an Environmental organization established by Al Gore, and I am a Climate Reality Ambassador. I truly believe that artists are powerful & can make people start acting on climate crises. With my current installations, I want to raise awareness about plastic pollution, endangered species, consumer culture, fossil fuel industry, and how it's all tied together and how it's affecting marine life & our life. Did you know the equivalent of one garbage truck's load of plastic enters our ocean every minute? This could triple by 2040. Plastic in our oceans is also killing marine mammals. We have to understand, the Ocean is a major source of oxygen in our atmosphere. Scientists agree that oxygen from the ocean plants is in every breath we take. They believe the oceans contribute between 50 to 85% of the oxygen in earth’s atmosphere. Unlivable ocean=unlivable planet! Breathe in and out. We need a healthy ocean to survive.We need to save the ocean! I'm including a video of a small installation I created in my studio. For the actual set up it's going to be much larger. I'm participating in a recycling training with SIMs (NYC recycling center) and I'm going to use painted disposed plastics, bubble wrap, electronics and consumer waste. I'm going to do projection mapping with important messages, videos about plastic pollution and endangered marine species.