18 Aug '11, 4pm

Stunning Dyed Silk Art Evokes the Slow Tragedy of Climate Change

Stunning Dyed Silk Art Evokes the Slow Tragedy of Climate Change

All Images Courtesy of Mary Edna Fraser Perhaps the best way to alert the public to the importance of sustainability is visual representation of environmental degradation. We've featured some fantastic photography of industrial pollution and melting glaciers , but artist Mary Edna Fraser does something different. Fraser works with aerial and satellite photographs of at-risk landscapes, transferring them onto dyed silk, called batik . In batik form, the photos lose their concreteness, but the resulting abstraction gives Fraser's work a unique look. Each print takes around a month to produce, from the photography of the landscape (which Fraser does herself, in a 1946 Ercoupe plane piloted by her father or brothers) to the final application of the dye. The slowness and care that go into each work reflect the gradually encroaching specter of climate change. In her artist's sta...

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