BLACK AND BLUE - Coal or Coral

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BLACK AND BLUE - Coal or Coral

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BLACK & BLUE - Coal or Coral

Featuring the Great Barrier Reef

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BLACK & BLUE is the second in a series of publications by The Light Collective showcasing fine art and conceptual imagery in this high quality limited run book illustrating the modern relationship between Coal and Coral.

10% of the total sales will be donated directly to the Australian Marine Conservation Society for the conservation and protection of The Great Barrier Reef.

For the second chapter of the ongoing RGB (Red, Green, Blue) Project we initially set out to focus purely on the immense beauty and grandeur of the largest living structure on Earth and one of the great natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. A global icon of the purest blue. 

However, the reef has suffered catastrophic losses in recent years from recurring bleaching events caused by rising ocean temperatures, and after deeper consideration, it seemed almost socially irresponsible not to address this as part of the project.

The immense degradation of the reef presents us with one of the most tangible and undeniable illustrations of the kind of impacts global warming holds for us, an unmistakable warning shot over the bow…

And consequently, we have chosen to juxtapose the adjacent coal mining industry with the Great Barrier Reef as symbols for a larger global conversation in order to ask an important question; can we find a sustainable balance between the continued extraction and consumption of fossil fuels and the well-being of our great natural ecosystems? Can they co-exist?

By placing these two opposing natural resources with a common link together, we are being asked and challenged to acknowledge the relationship between one of the potential causes and effects of climate change. 

Our intention is to create meaningful conversation, bring deeper awareness and motivate responsible action and accountability in an important time in our Earth's natural history. We are on the knife's edge as a civilisation of maintaining a sustainable relationship with the Earth's natural ecosystems. And their destruction or conservation is being determined by our actions in this moment, not years down the track. 

We hold the fate of this planet’s well-being squarely in our hands. We are its custodians and the impending death of over half of the Great Barrier Reef is a genuine call to action.

Will we choose the path of hope and empowered, informed decision-making and responsible action, or one of complacency and potentially ultimate despair?

Our actions or in-actions, both collectively and individually will shape our future and create the legacy we leave behind for the generations to come.

Details: 96 pages, A4 Landscape, Printed cover and printed wrap around dust jacket. Printed on carbon neutral and sustainably sourced paper.

Shipping date: Dec 2018

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