Carbon

Title

Carbon

Description

In this piece a juxtaposition of images suggests issues central to the climate crisis: a coal fired power plant extracts carbon out of the ground through the capillary-like lines of an inverted tree. A power-hungry executive swallows the fire of his own greed, probably burning himself in the process. A solution to the climate crisis would be a reversal of these images: invert the tree to a living, upright tree that captures carbon and returns it to the soil. Put out the fires, both the many fires of our over-consumption as well as our greed for excessive power and control. Power (energy, electricity, fuel) and power (political or economic power) are inextricably linked.

Creator

Nell Parker

Date

2016

Format

brush, pen and ink on paper
11 x 14 inches

Collection

Citation

Nell Parker, “Carbon,” All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues, accessed July 3, 2022, https://abcdbelfast.omeka.net/items/show/81.

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