back to normal

During our global lockdown satellite images have revealed a dramatic drop in pollution during quarantine. The Himalayas can be seen from parts of India for the first time in 30 years. A preliminary study has found evidence of a link between places with higher levels of air pollution and higher death rates from Covid-19.

Evidence is being temporarily revealed of the direct impact ‘us' humans are having on the planet and the consequences this is having back on us; yet again affirming we have but one deeply interdependent home. Responding to this and the inevitable future struggle between economic vs environmental recovery, I created a series of posters taking content from news articles as I find it, sometimes changing a word.

The poster backgrounds are composed of gradient colour bars used in scientific data collected from satellites orbiting Earth. These satellites detect the effects of human activity, where increasing values in light predominantly correspond to activities caused by us.

Free A2 Posters from the series are available as downloadable files from the Glucksman website.

‘Home from Home’, On-Line initiative, curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney, the Glucksman, Cork, Ireland.