What lies beneath
Artist: Nicole De Mestre
Title: What lies beneath
Materials: Recycled fan guards and cables ties
Dimensions: HEIGHT 100cm, WIDTH 100cm, LENGTH 100cm
APPROX. WEIGHT- 3 (KG) each
A group of 15 spheres placed on the rocks along foreshore or Torakina.
The microscopic remains of calcified skeletons of countless tiny single-celled algae, deposited on ancient seabeds millions of years ago, bear an uncanny resemblance to discarded fan guards seen in almost every roadside pickup pile.
The ubiquitous cooling fan could be construed as an ironic take on global warming. We use fans to maintain pleasant short-term temperatures in our immediate surroundings, while at the same time we are contributing to higher long-term global temperatures through depletion of our planet’s resources.
Shamefully, all these mass-produced, inexpensive, throwaway fans are destined for landfill, adding to the ever-increasing layers that lie beneath us.
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