Tomorrow’s Choice, 2009 (images)
Ice installation, Beijing China
Overall height approx. 1.4 m, width 80 m, length 80 m
Unlike most contemporary global problems, climate change presents an incremental threat to society that has dramatic effect only to be borne by future generations. Climate change and its effect on China and India presents a serious problem to the world. This work intends to bring awareness to the local and global community about the future of our environment. Time is ticking, and it is our responsibility to accept reality and to make a change before it is too late. The piece consists of 100 life size ice sculptures of children individually hand carved from blocks of ice. They were then placed in the sun to represent the fragility of our childrens’ future due to climate change and it’s affect on the glacial melting of the Himalayas. The ice consisted of water collected from the Ganges, Yellow and Yangtze rivers, all of which are highly threatened due to the global climate crisis.