Helen Blackman

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Country : Australia

Materials : Slag, smalti

Dimensions : 30 x 30 cms

Growing up in a time of huge technological developments, my awareness of the negative consequences of the associated exploitation of the earth’s natural resources and its impact on the developing nations, global warming, pollution etc, has often overshadowed the amazing advances this has brought civilization. It is heartening to see the rise of the awareness of Reuse:Recycle campaigns, and the wonderful way technology is being used to reinvent uses for so much so recently deemed to be rubbish.  Volcanic eruptions, for all their destructive forces, can illustrate the consequences of revolution, as the landscape slowly begins evolving into a new positive.