Check out “350 EARTH”, the first-ever global art exhibit large enough to be seen from space

Published on EARTH350.org, November 12, 2010.

On the 20th of November Spanish based artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada will create a labyrinth the size of twelve football fields that when viewed from space will appear as the face of a young girl. Visitors will come visit the labyrinth wearing all black and at exactly 12:14pm a satellite will take a photograph from space. Rodríguez Gerada is creating this image as part of the 350 EARTH project and as an answer to the question: Who will deal with the outcome of our actions?  

The young girl whose portrait Rodríguez Geradais will create is from a low lying community on the coast of northern Spain, one of the areas most vulnerable in the world to sea level rise. Rodríguez Gerada is working to send the message to the world that if we do not take bold strides to help solve the climate crisis it is this young girl from Delta del Ebro that will shoulder the burden of our actions today. This piece is done as part of Rodríguez Gerada identity series that he started in 2002 where he does gigantic charcoal portraits of anonymous people that scale the walls of buildings in different cities … (full text).

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