Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
“Leaf’s Call for Help”
A word from the artist :
“Purpose: Taking the time-lapse photography of the leaf wilting process as the main line, it connects various environmental pollution problems, jointly reflects the current situation of global environmental degradation, and calls on people to protect the environment and pay attention to the “leaf cry for help”.
The creative process: Write with a marker on a fallen leaf picked up in the school’s botanical garden, and then use your mobile phone to take a time-lapse to record its withering. Similarly, time-lapse photography is used to record the process from day to night and the withering of white chrysanthemums and red roses. A ball of paper crumpled into a ball symbolizes household waste. Melting ice symbolizes climate warming. Gray pigment is added to purified water, and white chrysanthemums are splashed with clear to cloudy pigment to symbolize water pollution. Air pollution is symbolized by car exhaust.”
About the IDEARTS
Art can be defined in a thousand different manners. In today’s world, it is increasingly regarded as a way to learn and share about sustainability and green technologies; as a lever to raise awareness on climate change and throw light on workarounds for global warming; as a means to better understand the problematics of our times and the prospects for our future.
For its very first edition, Vadviam’s IDEARTS programme has invited Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from renowned Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design to create artworks intended to illustrate environmental issues and offer solutions for global sustainability.