Amazonia Expedition

Date: 2009 - 2010
Ref: 0.5517
Materials: Pencil, pigment ink, watercolour on Fabriano paper
Dimensions: 28 x 38cm
Exhibition history: 2011 Motive Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Courtesy: Private Collection Holland

The Amazonia Expedition drawings portray the artists' responses to a three-week expedition they undertook to the Peruvian rainforest in 2009, accompanying a team of Oxford University scientists from the Environmental Change Institute. The watercolour drawings completed in their Paris-based studio record a number of poetic impressions to this collaborative experience. The artists' playful iconography depicts the mutual dependency between humans and nature while speaking of a much greater urgency. The human species, more dependent on nature than nature is on it, will ultimately bring about the decline of our natural world unless we seek change and find solutions to climate change, by placing ourselves within nature and not outside, or superior to it.

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