7 artists who raise awareness and celebrate nature in the most innovative ways

 

In the face of the climate crisis, we all have to do whatever we can to reduce our negative impact on the planet and speak the truth loud and clear. Raising awareness is crucial and these seven artists are doing that in the most innovative and interesting ways. Let’s look at their work and let ourselves be inspired by it. This is the time to act, this is the time to change.

1. Christo and Jeanne-Claude

 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are an innovative husband and wife duo. They create environmental art and take it so seriously that they even refuse to fly on the same airplane and take separate ones. Because if one of the planes were to crash, the person who survives, is to continue their work. That’s the type of dedication that is truly impressive. One of the most interesting projects the artists made were the wrappings of huge historical objects.

The wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin by Christo and Jeanne-Claude 

 

2. Alejandro Duran

 

Alejandro Duran is an artist who is interested in the encounters between humans and nature and the damage people cause to the beautiful world around us. His project “Washed up” was made out of washed up trash. He collected thousands of pieces of trash and turned them into aesthetically pleasant installations.

 

Washed up by Alejandro Duran 

 

3. Lorenzo Quinn

 

A prominent Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a sculptor who created a unique sculpture at the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. It‘s called “Support” and it shows a huge pair of hands, reaching out of the Grand Canal and supporting a wall of a hotel. Since the sea levels are rising so fast, we may lose the beautiful Venice very soon so this work of art is especially relevant.

 

Support by Lorenzo Quinn

 

4. Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

 

Bjargey Ólafsdóttir is an artist from Iceland. His creation “The Red Polar Bear” is one of the 350 EARTH art projects. The goal of the projects was to motivate people to think about the environment and find ways to get involved and make things better. The red bear was made out of organic red coloring and it is a reminder of the danger polar bears face because of climate change.

 

The Red Polar Bear by Bjargey Ólafsdóttir

 

5. Gregg Segal

 

Gregg Segal is an photographer from California whose project “7 Days of Garbage” captures American people, lying in their own one week’s worth of trash. Gregg Segal photographed people from all walks of life and the artist‘s goal was to raise awareness of excess consumption.


7 Days of Garbage by Gregg Segal

 

6. LIKEarchitects

 

“Frozen Trees” is a project, created by LIKEarchitects, an architecture studio. The “trees” were made of 2400 IKEA plastic bag dispensers. 30 structures were lit up for the Christmas season. They were located in Lisbon in 2011.


Frozen Trees by LIKEarchitects

 

7. Luzinterruptus

 

Luzinterruptus is an anonymous group of artists who created “The Labyrinth of Plastic Waste”. The creation was made of 6000 bottles and it was supposed to make people understand the hazards of plastic waste. People could also bring their own bottles and add them to the project. This way the project was so interactive but also very enlightening.


 Labyrinth of Plastic Waste by Luzinterruptus

 

These works of art can make us think about the environmental issues from a new perspective. We should always be kind to the world we live in even if sometimes we need a gentle reminder.