Black 3.0 paint, gold leaf, copper leaf and diamond dust
Height 340 mm (including stand), length 260 mm and depth 260 mm.
'Mined the Gap' is an exclusive globe created for the campaign Earth One.
I approached the Earth One globe project by looking at how we use our planet and her resources. I wanted identify the world’s largest mines, gold mines in Russia, diamond mines in Africa and copper mines in the US, featuring each one on my globe using gold leaf, copper leaf and diamond dust. As the globe rotates a different mine comes into focus and catches the light. I painted the globe with the blackest black paint to increase the contrast between these mines and elements. The black could symbolise crude oil or coal being taken from the planet or of course the death of our planet. I hope my globe is beautiful but with an underlying message.
Every artwork sold in this collection will go towards supporting the World Land Trust and their Buy an Acre campaign. All net proceeds of sales made via this campaign will be shared equally 50/50 between the artist and the World Land Trust, to ensure a safe future for wildlife, in a real, measurable and tangible way.