I didn’t cover the 350.org campaign this year because the advertising and marketing campaign wasn’t very exiting. I guess I was wrong after seeing these photo’s.
All over the world, tens of thousands of people came together to create massive works of art and many of them are photographed from the sky. It results in some beautiful pictures. 350.org collect them and made an online exhibition.
Above: Red Polar Bear by Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Photograph by Christopher Lund. Painted with red organic food dye on Langjökull Glacier, Iceland (the second largest glacier in Iceland)…Size approx 50×90 meters
New Delhi, India: 3,000 students and teachers at the Ryan International School in New Delhi along with volunteers from the Indian Youth Climate Network joined aerial artist Daniel Dancer to form an enormous elephant with rising seas below to ask world leaders to not ignore the “elephant in the room”—climate change. Climate Elephant by Daniel Dancer:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: young people led by 350 Dominicana joined with community members to form the image of a house being submerged by the rising seas that threaten all island nations.
New York City: USA, artist Molly Dilworth, famous for painting a mural in the new Times Square Plaza, created a “Cool Roof” for a school by painting a lightly colored representation of the New York and New Jersey coastline after a 7 meter rise in sea levels.
Cairo, Egypt: Over 100 youth trekked out to the desert to create a giant “solar scarab” as part of the 350 EARTH planetary art show. In ancient Egyptian culture the Scarab was associated with rebirth and regeneration and was often depicted on temple walls pushing the ball of the sun across the sky – causing the succession of night and day. By Sarah Rifaat.