This is definitely one of the more unusual pieces in the Climate Change series. I worked with several different views of the Forbidden City in Beijing and none of them worked because it seems that the Forbidden City is constantly surrounded by people. The other factor was that the Forbidden City is so large that its difficult to conceive of a piece of art which shows more than a small part of the place. So I went in search of drone footage that showed the city from above and chanced on a very nice angle that showed the city laid out from up high. I took the city and i reverted it down to just lines, something akin to what underwater ruins look like from above, just a grid of road lines. I then went back to the image and began to move some key elements of the city and place them back on the grid which I submerged beneath the water. If you are not sure what you are looking at, the image can be confusing. But one of the keys to this series is taking historic elements like the Forbidden City and placing them in a totally alien looking setting. So it is my hope that people viewing the image will grasp that they are looking at it from high above and beneath the waves that may someday encompass the earth.
There is no Saving a World Which is Bent on Destroying Itself
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