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The Essentialists Exhibition

Artwork Gallery

Image of wool fringed tapestry with a orange triangle

Artist Statement

Artist Name: Daniel Zhou

Title: Crisis Above The Triangle

Medium: Tapestry

Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

The passage of time has led humanity to face different issues. The current issue of coronavirus is dominating and exists as the most influential crisis of our time. As people turn their heads towards this crisis, climate change and global warming seem to be forgotten by many. I, as an artist, feel the need to emphasize and bring back the awareness that people had, which led them to care for our shared planet earth. Crisis above the triangle is inspired by the melting of glaciers and the rising sea level. The triangle represents humans under pressure of global warming.