Artist: Sue Weil
Title: Rising Seas and Wildfires: Our Planet in Crisis
Attribution: "Rising Seas and Wildfires: Our Planet in Crisis" | 2018 | Sue Weil
Materials: cotton, wool
Dimensions: 69" h x 62" w
Image Statement: This tapestry sheds a spotlight on climate change and the dangers it poses for us today and for future generations. In each panel of this triptych, the pulled warp technique creates 3-D features. In the center panel, it’s used to simulate waves of sea level rise while the red flares in the middle of the two outer panels represent wildfires. Wrapped yarn bundles, choreographed over a background the color of dry grasses, represent the wildfires destroying great swaths of the Western United States and other regions around the globe.