Sarah True on our Climate in Crisis
Art for the #ClimateVisionaries Artists' Project for Greenpeace
by Sarah True
One of the greatest challenges with mobilizing the public with tackling climate change is that it’s perceived as a distant concept, not an immediate issue.
I was inspired by the visuals of polar ice melting, a consequence of climate change that is happening in real time. I intended to capture a sense of abstraction, as well as both the environmental fragility and violence.
As we begin this critical new year in the fight against climate change, Greenpeace is giving over space on our channels to authors and artists working within the climate crisis. Acclaimed author Lauren Groff prompted artists and thinkers to write essays and art about climate change for us, and so every day this month we’ll have a new piece from that project that addresses, in some form, what it means to create in the midst of this crisis. The forces fueling climate change have the most powerful networks in history pumping out their devastating propaganda at unimaginable scale. It’s going to take everything we have from all of us – imagination equal to the task – to create the climate we’ll need to stop the crisis.
We need these voices and these visions, but they won’t be enough. We need you, too. We encourage you to check back on the Climate Visionaries Artists’ Project every day to see what’s new, and to join the conversation by sharing your work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and tagging it #ClimateVisionaries.