This conceptual artwork produced by Simon McGrath is part of the inaugural Sculpture at Scenic World Exhibition February 16th – March 11 2012.
Here is his Artist Statement:
Most of us don’t really think about the true cost of living.
Did you know that over 140,000 acres of tropical forests are lost each day? That’s 5,800 an hour. If current rates persist, all forests will be lost in 177 years.
This artwork is designed to confront us, and to challenge us. It uses humour to get under our guard and it uses wit to engage our minds. I believe it’s these elements that are essential to engage people on such a potentially life altering topic. Are we living beyond our species means? Are we about to pay the ultimate price for our consumerist culture?
I would like us all to stop and take a moment to think this through.