This is my piece for Challenge 7 - a smaller version of my Climate Change series – the original four Climate Change quilts were one metre square each.
I have taken the four traditional elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – to illustrate the problems we are facing with climate change. The sections represent, from top to bottom:
EARTH - large swatches are being revealed as the ice sheets melt.
WATER – coastlines are being destroyed by sea levels rising.
AIR – pollution makes cities look grey and misty from above.
FIRE – bush and woodland fires become bigger events, and more unseasonal, due to draught.
The quilt is made in four separate sections, each 40 cm wide by 20 cm long, which when added up come to the required length of 80 cm. The four pieces are joined at the back, to allow the quilt to hang as one unit.
I hope that by showing the effects of climate change on our Earth, people will be encouraged to take action to avoid destruction of our planet and of our lives on it.