Desertification, Sculptural Painting, 2017

Desertification, Sculptural Painting, 2017

Hey Folks!
Long time I haven’t properly blogged, I have the tendency to share my thoughts more on my youtube channel these days.
March flew by so fast and the only artwork I did manage to finish was “desertification”.
Which brings me to a very important lesson I sort of forgot : always work on at least 2 artworks at the same time, that way you can get some perspective when you’re stuck on one.

March was also a spring-cleaning kind of month for me, I got rid of many miniature accessories I still had and also sold all miniature table arrangements I had to the same people who hosted the exhibitions in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and yes, those tables will be exhibited in Shanghai again.
I talk a bit more in depth about it in following video :

This month also had it’s loads of ups and downs too, but a real high as I discussed my artwork with a fellow artist living in the same town as I do, and he was beyond helpful. He really opened my eyes on how to push my artwork further and I am very excited to bring fresh ideas to live.

But back to desertification.
It is another piece related to climate change, however I left it rather vague, so it’s more of an assessment than a critique. One of the causes of human activities and climate change is desertification of various types of environment, even forests. So I wanted to oppose the arid land and it’s dry patterns to a rich colorful biodiversity.
I also send this one to an art competition, probably won’t win, but at least I managed to finish and send it.

And below more pictures of the artwork, I hope you like it!
xx
Stéphanie

15 thoughts on “Desertification

  • April 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm
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    Another gorgeous piece!
    With what Trump has been signing lately I’m afraid that the environment will even be in more danger 🙁

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  • April 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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    Awesome artwork! It is like I can see the desert taking over.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Love that you are finding ways to push your artwork! The desertification piece is very very nice too!

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  • April 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm
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    I love this piece, because I love succulents. About desertification- we can combat it with trees that are resistant to drought. And this is the season for planting :).
    But… environment has always changed- not in such a fast way- but sooner or later it will change again (rather sooner than later). So what seems to be our problem? That it won’t change in our benefit? Or that it changed because of our benefit?

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    • April 3, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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      You are asking what the issue is?
      What we call “climate change” is the destruction of the environment because of human activities.
      It is not about only climate changing. It is about the destruction of rainforests and forests for cattle and agriculture, the raise of pollution in air, soil and sea. The decrease of the eternal snow and ice every year. Not counting the mass extinction of animals, bugs and plants, all thanks to humans. (and not a giant meteor)
      So it is really not about “sooner” or “later”, the destruction is without any precedent at that scale and pace.
      Our problem is that humans don’t give a crap and continue to consume in huge amounts and to overpopulate the earth, which is our only habitat.
      And the cause of the destruction is us, humans.
      We have been putting our house on fire for years and instead of trying to stop the fire to spread, we are fueling it.

      Also, no desertification can’t be just handled by planting trees, that is a nice gesture, but rather pointless if we keep destroying habitats.
      The core problem is how we over-use and abuse our planet.

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      • April 4, 2017 at 12:18 am
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        The question was rhetorical. It was just a statement that we are fighting for climate change because it will benefit us the most. We’re not thinking necessarily about all the animals that go extinct (actually we only think about the cutest, the most curious looking ones or the ones that in one way or another resemble human race).
        So I rather see a problem in the way we think about ourselves and the environment rather than what we are making.
        The environment doesn’t care if it’s changed because of a meteorite, a volcano or the human race, we care. Or at least we should.. The biggest problem the human race will have is overpopulation. So what are we going to do about that? We can’t just put an end to it, it’s part of our nature.
        What I am trying to say it’s that even if we consume less and take care of the earth- on the long run it won’t be enough. We will most probably perish and a new ecosystem will take over Earth, without humans. And it’s not either bad or good. It’s just the way it goes.
        I think the most important thing is to be educated about the environment, how it works, and to try to do as little as one can do to maintain a state of balance. Because that state of balance also means a balance during your lifetime.
        About plating trees in areas that have a tendency to have drought: yes it’s a small step, but it’s also a step in environment education. It’s important that people understand how much it takes a tree to grow.
        We have an old saying in our language: ” In a lifetime you have to make a child, build a home, plant a tree” I don’t fully agree with it but it’s a start point for discussions about human race and environment.

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        • April 4, 2017 at 8:34 am
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          Of course, that’s probably what’s going to happen. However I do think we technically could turn it around. I just don’t believe we will, because too many are defeatist : “Why bother trying if we are doomed anyway?”.
          We have powerful science advancements to better the way we do things right now, yet we concentrate on short term money and don’t want to change.
          It is frustrating to no end.

          And I disagree on the good/bad musings you have. What we are doing is without any doubt bad, as we (“developed” countries) are over-consuming everything and don’t care about the consequences, even though we know better. It is selfish and reckless and we only hide behind what we like to call “pleasure”. We don’t even care for other human beings, as we enslave most of the world just so we can consume more for less money.

          Where I do agree, is that in the big scheme of the universe, it doesn’t matter indeed if the Earth goes through another mass extinction or even dies. (which will happen anyway once the Sun dies)
          And while I do think adding a bit of perspective reminds us of our unimportance, humans, animals, bugs and plants are suffering right now and because of the stupid choices of humanity.

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  • April 7, 2017 at 6:54 am
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    très réussi bravo
    et bien pour les échanges sur ton travail tes recherches persos projets etc
    -pardon de mal commenter un peu pressée là
    à bientôt –
    j’aime que tu vois les choses s’éclaircir ds ta tête et que tu arrives à les transcrire en projets artistiques
    :o)

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    • April 7, 2017 at 6:56 am
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      ps pour info ton lien you tube est inactif
      (perso je te suis directement en étant abonnée ) mais c’est pour les autres !!

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      • April 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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        merci! je viens de le changer 🙂
        Et oui, il faut que je parle plus régulièrement à d’autres artistes, ça m’aide beaucoup 🙂

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  • April 15, 2017 at 6:51 am
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    j’aime beaucoup la nouvelle photo dans la marge
    en haut
    bon weekend☼

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