Forests of Gaia
       
     
Shores of Gaia, Sunset
       
     
Shores of Gaia, Sunrise
       
     
Salt Flats of Gaia
       
     
Sands of Gaia
       
     
Deserts of Gaia
       
     
Sands of Gaia II
       
     
Forests of Gaia
       
     
Forests of Gaia

“The Vanishing of Gaia” is a contemporary interpretation of the Greek goddess Gaia. In the Olympian creation myth, Gaia is the first goddess to be created from Chaos (nothing) and is the personification of the earth (mother nature). She gave birth to the sky, mountains, and seas and is therefore a symbol of nature in these images. Each image in the series portrays the goddess fading within a nature scene, alluding to climate change and the destruction of nature.

Among its many menacingly destructive consequences, climate change threatens the health of the polar ice caps, already significantly diminished. The melting polar ice caps have raised global sea levels sufficiently to render innumerable people all over the world homeless. The waters captured in the backgrounds of some of the images suggest the possibility of rising sea levels destroying the environment. Similarly, the other nature scenes portray the goddess fractured and fading symbolizing the impact of climate change on the environment.

Shores of Gaia, Sunset
       
     
Shores of Gaia, Sunset

Inkjet print on Smooth Pearl
2011

Shores of Gaia, Sunrise
       
     
Shores of Gaia, Sunrise

Inkjet print on Smooth Pearl
2011

 

Salt Flats of Gaia
       
     
Salt Flats of Gaia

Inkjet print on Smooth Pearl
2011

 

Sands of Gaia
       
     
Sands of Gaia

Inkjet print on Smooth Pearl
2011

 

Deserts of Gaia
       
     
Deserts of Gaia

Inkjet print on Smooth Pearl
2011

 

Sands of Gaia II
       
     
Sands of Gaia II

Inkjet print on Smooth Pearl
2015