Suitable Locations for the Work
- On a plinth
Background, history, commissioner of the work
This body of work formed part of the Blue Marble solo exhibition at the National Glass Centre in 2015. It was supported by the University of Sunderland and the National Glass Centre. The work is a development from the solo exhibition Map-i: Mercator Revisited
The Space Age brought about a new kind of mapping through extraterrestrial satellite images, GPS co-ordinates and Google images. The Blue Marble refers to the iconic image of the Earth taken from Space by the Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972 and changed our knowledge and perception of our Planet. Arctic is contemporary map of the North Pole, which alludes to the rapid melting of the ice cap. The rubber plug being tugged away at by the boat represents human activity causing global warming.