CLAIRE MILNER

ANTHROPOCENE XTINCTION COLLECTION

 

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The collection entitled 'ANTHROPOCENE ❌TINCTION' is part of an ongoing series highlighting the unnatural pressures inflicted on the natural world by humanity. It links the collections 'HOLOCENE TWILIGHT' where monochromatic paintings serve as a warning of fading memories of creatures under threat, and 'TRUE VALUE' where crystal mosaics focus on the importance of keystone species. ANTHROPOCENE ❌TINCTION brings together many elements of the previous two collections; the monochromatic panels again highlight potential irreversible loss, a message which is given further emphasis in the crystal mosaic cross on the face of the principal animal which at once highlights its preciousness and draws attention to its fate. This collection also focuses on critical habitats and ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangroves and primary rainforests, among the most productive and biologically complex on earth. Their loss could prove catastrophic in terms of climate change due to their importance as carbon storage assets. The ghostly female figures are an allegorical reminder that our future is inherently bound up with our treatment of the earth’s natural resources. (Click on images for lightbox).



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