Climate Change

James, Age 13

  • Painting
  • Card and charcoal
  • A4 landscape

The blue represents the sunken Earth, the 火 (fire in Chinese) showing the fire that happened beforehand. The black represents the void of hope, also resembling space. The カメラ (camera in Japanese) shows how we view climate change through lenses, cameras recording our perhaps inevitable deaths. I chose 火 and カメラ to represent the fact that everyone contributes to climate change, and everyone is affected by it. The カメラ is composed of charcoal, signifying fossil fuels. Even though we barely see it, charcoal is smeared on the void of hope, slowly blackening out our hopes.