Blue Planet
Blue Planet
Blue Planet
Blue Planet
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Blue Planet

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Gareth Griffiths

3d printed PLA
Height 340 mm (including stand), length 260 mm and depth 260 mm. 

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'Blue Planet' is an exclusive globe created for the campaign Earth One.

 

As an avid surfer the ocean is important to me and other surfers around the world. The sea is the life source for the planet, and the average sea levels have risen over 23cm since 1880, however about 10cm has been recorded in the last 25 years. 90% of extra heat caused by climate change is absorbed by the sea, this means the ocean expands and they warm up, therefore creating rising sea levels and storms surges, which destroys our reefs coastlines and beaches. Islands and coastlines are washing away, fires are destroying our forests and tornados and heavy rain fall are flooding our towns and cities.

I wanted to create a simple yet powerful extreme case scenario so my design for this project consists of 9 3D printed famous landmarks/monuments of the world, the rest has been consumed by water which is again 3D printed and glued to the globe, and the world is no longer habitable. This is a scenario that could happen if we don’t do anything to stop the global pandemic of climate change, and let’s work together to keep the world a special place for us and future generations to appreciate.

Our planet is the most precious natural resource that we humans rely on for our very survival. Climate change is a very real challenge, and with rising sea temperatures, plastic pollution, air pollution, deforestation, and animal species dying out, NOW is our last chance to act to save the planet that we call home before the effects of human activity cannot be reversed. 

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.

About the artist:

Gareth is a Welsh Sculptor originally from North Wales currently living in Leeds with his wife and young son.

He studied sculpture at Bretton Hall College – (University of Leeds) graduating in 2002, and then subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Design from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004.

In 2015 Gareth was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, and has exhibited across the world in galleries in London, Liverpool (Tate Gallery), Beirut, Los Angeles Hong Kong, London, Europe and America, his work is in private collections across Europe, America and Australia.