Forest Hands - Climate Anxiety
The “Forest Hands” were inspired by a doodle I created while interning at the United Nations Environmental Program.
Working with international communities trying to find solutions to deforestation and land degradation was a fascinating but devastating subject that left me feeling furious at the misuse of our resources. During one of my lunch hours, I remember doodled a photo of mother nature giving us a big middle finger.
The image is meant to show a personification of a tree being cut down by an ant (a metaphor for human beings), while the veins of the hand acted as the roots of the trees. Now she has recreated it in the Forest Fire room. The human hands represent the roles we played in creating this destruction, and that we still have power to make it better.
Here are some pictures of the room: