Somethings missing...a striking take on historical paintings and what is now missing from our world today. Artist Brandon Ballengée removes animal species that have since become extinct, extracting with a scalpel their images from historic naturalist paintings. The effect is an in your face representation of the world now, a realization and physical representation of how humans have changed the look of the planet. In essence erasing the biodiversity of Earth as we conquer all corners.
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The Mongolian landscape is quickly disappearing, with a quoted 1,200 rivers, 2,600 lakes, and 93,700 springs gone in recent years due to the desertification caused by the mining industry. Artist Daesung Lee is capturing the transition of the Mongolian landscape from lush alpine meadows into arid deserts through billboard–sized paintings displayed en plain air. Lee's paintings depict healthy, green, native flora which he displays within the backdrop of the desertified lands of present times. The photographs below show the interaction of the people of Mongolia with these life-size billboards of land past, showing the struggle for natural resources that affect them and soon will effect us all without change.
This 70 year old shack, recently stumbled upon by artist Phillip K Smith iii has been redesigned to camouflage into it's environment with solar powered mirrors. "When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change" says Smith. "Lucid Stead" is Smith's most recent project and reflects nature into this man-made structure, reminding viewers of our place within Earth. Full interview at Treehugger.