Shepard Fairey is currently in Paris, France where created a new installation “Earth Crisis” that is hanging between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower. His installation is a giant sphere hung in the colors of our Earth – blue for air and water, green for the vegetation that allows to sustain life.
The mandala images, composed of environmentally themed graphics, are positioned to raise awareness and provoke discussions about the Earth’s future.
“Visible from November 20 to 26, it is a strong artistic gesture to Paris which will be hosting the COP21 world conference on climate change. This was made possible with the help of Gallerie Itinerrance.
The Earth Crisis Globe is a mandala designed to provide a unified ornamental structure that evokes floral motifs and harmony with nature. Housed within the mandala’s shields are images that symbolize both threats to nature and incitement to respect it[…]”*
(Read more to view other photographs and Fairey’s comment.)
“My political stance on protecting the planet is driven by my concern for the quality of life for future generations. I’m not an alarmist, but I do think people need to understand that we are facing an earth crisis. I think it is exciting that the globe provides different experiences for the viewer from a distance and up close while living in the heart of the Eiffel Tower. I hope the Earth Crisis Globe appeals visually but also generates a needed conversation about the fate of our planet.”*
– Shepard Fairey
It is not only necessary to cherish our planet, but also to cultivate humanity.
*Information from StreetArtNews.net
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