Architecture, Shanghai Jiao Tong School of Design
“Lung of the Earth”
A word from the artist :
“The Amazon rainforest is known as the “lung of the earth”, but with the large-scale slash and burn destruction, the “lung of the earth” has gradually become dry, forest fires occur frequently, and the global greenhouse effect has intensified.
The collage is composed of two parts. The first part is the left “lush and full” lung and the right “dry and broken” lung. The dividing line in the middle enhances the contrast between the two. The blue sky and white clouds on the left and the thick smoke on the right are intended to express that human beings will eventually suffer from the damage to the “lung of the earth”.
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.