“”Anthropogenic #5” is part of the image series “How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame” A series of images portraying the impact of humankind’s destructive industrial practices on the natural environment. The images portray the terrible beauty of mining’s toxic impact on the land, whilst serving as a reminder of man’s folly.
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources. This affects global warming, environmental degradation such as ocean acidification, mass extinction and biodiversity loss, creating an ecological crisis, and ecological collapse. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of society is causing severe effects, which become worse as the problem of human overpopulation continues.
The opencast mines of Rio Tinto have been excavated since the 19th century, providing heavy metal ores such as iron, copper, silver and gold. Mountains, valleys and villages have disappeared from the hungry machinery devouring the land implacably, year after year. Giant scars on the landscape have been referred to as otherworldly with terrible hues of blue, green and red. The runoffs from these mines have created an eerie blood red flow in the river, hence the name Tinto. The river flows to the gulf of Cadiz carrying high acidity levels and heavy metals, in effect making this an environment disaster, a toxic reminder of human’s ability to irreversibly destroy the landscape in the name of corporate profits, a legacy of greed for future generations.”
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Your chosen art piece is offered from a maximum collection of 150 worldwide, across all sizes manufactured. Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection, using only the finest museum-grade art materials in the world, signed, numbered and presented with a unique Certificate of Authenticity. Each Certificate of Authenticity has a unique edition number and is handwritten and signed by the Artist.
“Anthropogenic #5” is offered in two exquisite art mediums; Fujiflex Crystal Archive and the industry-leading gallery quality TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount.
Fujiflex Crystal Archive
Fujiflex Crystal Archive is a highly specialized and superior photographic material. Fujiflex is a silver halide based polyester that produces exceptionally high quality, high gloss photographic prints that contain vivid colors and remarkable archival properties.
Unlike inkjet printing, printing to Fujiflex Crystal Archive is a specialized process using Chromira LED exposure technology. Photographs are not printed to the Fujiflex polyester material, they are exposed into the silver halide base with red, green and blue LED globes. The exposed Fujiflex is then processed in photographic chemistry to produce archival Digital C type photographic prints that we feel show the true beauty of our photographs.
TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount
The frameless acrylic face mount offers an incredibly modern and brilliant display that no other art presentation can match. Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.
The FujiFlex Crystal Archive prints are professionally mounted face-first onto 1/8″ TruLife™ acrylic with diamond polished edges. The TruLife™ acrylic is then mounted to sturdy aluminum Dibond® backing, known for its remarkable stability and low weight.
This unique mounting solution protects the piece from dust, humidity and UV rays to prevent fading while showcasing the impeccable image quality, with a vibrant clarity of colors and remarkable depth of contrast.
Each piece is delivered with a Metal Inset Frame for effortless hanging on delivery.
TruLife Acrylic features a single-sided virtually invisible anti-reflective coating allowing viewers to see the finest details. TruLife also is UV-filtering, abrasion resistant, and anti-static offer uncompromising protection and preservation.
Unlike traditional glass, where light simply passes through, the light refracts within the acrylic creating remarkable depth and brilliance. Details appear to emerge in 3D and light-activated silver halide give the artwork the appearance that it`s being illuminated from behind.