Friday, January 5, 2007
South Pole: Endangered World
Using acrylic paint diluted with Antarctic sea water, I painted 24 flags with the scientific name of species across Earth whose habitats are being destroyed by man. I also painted the habitat's longitude. I then placed those flags at their corresponding longitudal line around the South Pole. Unless we act to address issues of global climate change and ecosystem destruction, many of these banners will bear the name of extinct species.
To see the list of threatened/endangered animals or learn more about the installation, see http://www.cortada.com/endangered