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   CaliforniaMama  Wednesday Mar 28 01:27 PM

March 28, 2012 Gal·la

In 2010, this sun stencil was created on the beach of the Delta del Ebro in Spain.



It is the portrait of a little girl named Gal·la who lives in the Delta.



It was created as part of the first planetary art exhibit called "eARTh" curated by 350.org.

Designed as a sun stencil, the piece was made to bring attention to the problem of sunlight/heat that cannot escape back into space because of greenhouse gases.



Gal·la's portrait was constructed using a labyrinth design to allude to the tenacity of the human spirit to find a solution.



The entire labyrinth is made up of simple shade material and wood posts.

Designed and created by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Originally discovered on Booooooom.



Aliantha  Wednesday Mar 28 06:52 PM

That is a very wide beach. You'd definitely need a swim by the time you got to the water!

We used to have wide beaches in Qld, but most of them have been eaten away by the bad weather we've been having. I guess the sand will come back over time though, so that's nice.



SPUCK  Thursday Mar 29 07:36 AM

In an effort to highlight the Green House effect they only cut down 600 trees.



bbuilder  Thursday Mar 29 12:01 PM

Well, it isn't like they could plant corn like we do here in Ohio.
Hopefully they recycle the posts (or at least have a smashing good time at the beach's biggest bonfire of the year).



ZenGum  Thursday Mar 29 07:17 PM

Just a quick memo to all artists.

We're aware of climate change, we don't need our consciousness raised in that direction at present. Some folks believe it, some don't, but anyone who is sufficiently connected to the collective mind to see your art can be assumed to be aware of the climate stuff.

Really, you can just go and do you cool creative fun stuff without pretending you are saving the planet.

I particularly like the way they did this as a labyrinth as well as a shade-painting. That's cool.



sandypossum  Thursday Mar 29 09:02 PM

I'm with Zen. I like the art, I like the method, I like the labyrinth. But I don't get why this is particularly a "piece was made to bring attention to the problem of sunlight/heat that cannot escape back into space because of greenhouse gases".

I know nothing about the Delta del Ebro (and am too lazy to google it) to see why it should be highlighted. Can a less lazy Cellarites clue me in?

BTW, our local beach (Waratah Bay) has a beach that wide at low tide. Yep, takes ages to get out to the water.



Mundofer  Saturday Mar 31 07:33 PM

To ZenGum. There are many people (in Spain at least) that just don't think about climate change. They need this kind of "art" to start thinking "oh, well, perhaps it's true".
To Spuck. The wood poles are recycled year over year. They are used to make greenhouses to farming. Actually I thinks it's more eco-friendly to use wood poles that plastic or steel poles.



ZenGum  Saturday Mar 31 08:21 PM

G'day Mundofer! Nice de-lurking, there.

Well, IMHO, anyone who isn't convinced by masses of peer-reviewed science probably wont also be convinced by art, but maybe I'm wrong.



Sundae  Sunday Apr 1 06:38 AM

Meh - I worked with a woman who refused to sort her rubbish until "they start paying me to do so!"

Everything went into her bin. Washed, because she didn't want her bin to smell.
So all her tins, cans, bottles, paper went into landfill. It's SO much trouble to put it in a different bin or box.

She was the same woman who didn't have her male cat neutered. Because it was up to female cat owners to pay for the operation, not her. If they had their cats done there wouldn't be a problem.

I'm not saying art would have made her less selfish or more community minded, but don't assume everyone has good intentions.



ZenGum  Sunday Apr 1 06:48 AM

There is a fine line* between being a bit of a dick and being a sociopathathic parasite.


* Actually, there isn't. It's more of a grey zone.



Clodfobble  Monday Apr 2 03:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae
She was the same woman who didn't have her male cat neutered. Because it was up to female cat owners to pay for the operation, not her. If they had their cats done there wouldn't be a problem.
Hell, if those girl-cats would just keep an aspirin between their knees, they wouldn't need all that expensive birth-control!


Sundae  Monday Apr 2 04:10 PM

It's the fur. Always with the fur.
Pussycats should shave.



SPUCK  Wednesday Apr 4 07:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mundofer View Post
To Spuck. The wood poles are recycled year over year. They are used to make greenhouses to farming.
That's good to hear. Thanks!


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