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Kate Farkas

St Ives High School

Meltdown

Painting, watercolour, gouache, ink, soft pastel

Meltdown is an exploration of the public's response to climate change as one of grief. Climate change evidence invokes differing interpretations and emotional responses amongst individuals. In my artwork, scenes of landscapes and animals affected by climate change, combined with data and researched evidence, focus on the impacts of climate change in the arctic region. Subtly distorted data reveals hidden internal turmoil and reflects how one's emotions and attitudes can influence how a problem is perceived. In order to move forward and address the issue of climate change, we must first address our own emotions and unhealthy coping mechanisms to reach a point of acceptance.

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