Saturday, May 1, 2010
I was lucky enough to study Maya Lin's work in an Art History class i took. She is constantly reinventing herself and creating different ways of looking at our natural environment by manipulating it slightly. I never thought a reversed video clip of a tree being cut down would be so powerful or sad but it really draws the emotion and pure savageness of it. I was nothing but heart broken when i spent a whole week in the Brazilian rain forest. Deforestation is a real issue that the government turns a blind eye too. Never mind the poisoning of the rivers with mining, and general lack of environmental education or care from the locals. What people don't know, doesn't hurt them.. but they are starting to connect the dots, but maybe not fast enough.