Relentless use of natural resources has disrupted the ecological balance. Mother Earth is trying hard to strike a balance to save all living beings in the ecosystem. But, continuous human activities and interference have degraded the environment in many ways. The use of plastics, fossil fuels and deforestation have accelerated soil and water pollution and global climate change. Water crises, flooding, and rising average temperature are manifestations of human interference with nature.
Humans are an integral part of the ecosystem system. The fragile ecosystem is crying for help to save humankind from destruction. There is a need for collective efforts and corrective actions to save nature. Climate activists and leaders are running campaigns to raise awareness of this serious global challenge. As it calls for collective efforts, artists are doing their bit by creating engaging and informative artwork concerning environmental degradation and global warming. The engaging environment artwork intrigues and raises awareness of these challenges among viewers. Most importantly, artists call for sustainable development and abolish practices that harm Mother Earth.
The Fragility of Habitat – An Informative Artwork on Environment
To raise awareness of environmental issues, Aarti Zaveri has created an aesthetic installation, “The Fragility of Habitat” at the India Habitat Centre. The art was curated by Robinson that highlighted the core environmental issues with an interactive and immersive experience for viewers. The environmental artist in Delhi has made this installation with found objects to connect with the audience well.
The installation is aesthetic and communicates messages to viewers. The found objects used in this artwork have the following meaning:
Plastic and non-biodegradable objects
Plastic is a non-degradable object that pollutes the soil. Excessive use of plastic and non-degradable objects leave adverse impacts on the environment. By using these materials, humans continue to harm the environment. However, the soil is resilient enough to grow seeds and plants. We should look for a biodegradable and eco-friendly alternative to plastics.
Significance of Bamboo
Humans have been using a variety of bamboo for different purposes. Bamboos are precious material used as fuel, food, fishing, musical instruments, and weapons by humans for ages. Bamboo is a vital alternative to plastic and non-biodegradable materials.
Meaning of Jute
Single-use polythene bags pollute and harm the environment. Instead of poly bags, we can adopt jute to make reusable bags. The strong, affordable, and biodegradable jute is an excellent package option for people. By using jute, humans can prevent soil pollution.
Spider web denotes that humans are intertwined with nature. Degradation of the ecosystem harms humankind as well. The well-being of humans depends upon the ecological balance in nature. Humans should work to save nature and environment for their safety.
Suggestion and Optimism
The artwork suggests adopting eco-friendly technology and sustainable development practices to preserve nature for future generations. The writing of HOPE in Indian and Ubuntu language denotes optimism by raising awareness and collective efforts. The artist is optimistic that everything will be fine.
Installation is a creative expression of artists to communicate critical messages to viewers. In this installation, Aarti Zaveri has stressed adopting sustainable development and technology to save Mother Earth for the coming generation. Nature and habitat degrade with the indiscriminate use of plastics and non-degradable materials. Moreover, everyone must raise awareness and work on the climate challenge, soil pollution and other environmental issues. Collective efforts can save nature from destruction.
About the Artist:
Aarti Zaveri is a Delhi-based multidisciplinary artist in Delhi who created many engaging and inspiring installations to communicate messages to viewers. Climate activists and leaders are running campaigns to raise awareness of this serious global challenge. Aarti Zaveri identifies herself as an artist of the earth. And also she believes that the earth belongs to all. Taking the homocentric view to a different plane, Aarti functions as an artist of the inclusive world view. This perspective has helped her to move from a studio based art practitioner to an artist who could conjure up artistic projects in any given context transcending linguistic as well as geographical limits. Her creative verve has helped her to evolve into a worth reckoning site specific artist, video artist, installation artist and a performance artist, whose performances take their final form in the videos that she produces.