A Change in The Weather – NZ exhibition now open

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Although I have blogged this before, as Dijanne Cevaal’s blog today refers to this show www.origidij.blogspot.com  I think it is time to show this image of my piece in it agai, as it does not show in any of her pics of the gallery, but I am assured it IS there! and my catalogue  statement is printed in full on her page.

 

Opening last week at the MINERVA gallery, Wellington, the general theme of the exhibition is clear – that changes in the many elements that make up ‘climate’ there will be new or ongoing effects on population, economic activity, transportation, communication, natural ecosystems and much, much more.  Individually we are all very aware that for Man to thrive within these altered environments will  require huge attitudinal and behavioural changes, and economic investment on a large scale.

 

Based on the cartographic symbol for cyclone (hurricane in the northern hemisphere)  the abstract design symbolizes the swirl of expert opinions and data, seemingly conflicting with each other, and often confusing, but all drawing our attention to the effects of climate change around the planet, and the urgent issues with which we are faced.

2 Responses to “A Change in The Weather – NZ exhibition now open”

  1. Brenda says:

    I particularly like the red stitching on this piece. You could have chosen many colours but the red conveys the sense of danger, warning and STOP!

  2. alison says:

    Thanks for the comment on how you read that – it was exactly my intention when I chose red. I later learned that weasther maps have or used to have, red grid lines on them … which I didn’t know at the time I made the quilt.

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