Lucy Cleary

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Country : Australia

Materials : Flame and kiln-worked glass sheet and rods

Dimensions : 30 x 30 cms

This piece follows the life span of a single tree, as the world around it evolves. Three panels show, respectively: what was, what is and what could be. In the past, nature existed undisturbed. In the present, we see the decimation of nature and an incredibly distorted distribution of resources (One couple lives in a monstrous mansion, whilst the rest of the population shares what little is left). The revolution to create a better world is led by a small band of protestors who are shown protecting the remaining tree. In the final panel we are  rewarded with a fairer and more healthy future.