Creating change [02-12]
David Buckland – Ice texts, photography, 2005
The earth’s polar regions are feeling the greatest effects of climate change, with glaciers melting rapidly as temperatures rise.
In this work, the artist David Buckland projected a series of emotional messages onto an Arctic glacier which, due to the melting of the ice, was exposed to the air for the first time in thousands of years.
"Filming the demise of an iceberg is both exhilarating and sad. As we watch it sink lower and lower, and finally collapse, our reflections turn towards the implication of the loss of ice," says Buckland.
Buckland is the director of the Cape Farewell project which brings artists, scientists and educators together to explore climate change through expeditions to the poles.
Work reproduced courtesy of the artist and the Cape Farewell project.