Diorama - Straddling the Stratosphere
Kiln formed glass with dichroic on a bespoke ceramic base
Traditional dioramas sought to imitate nature and thereby instil the viewer with a reverence to its beauty and grandeur by offering a glimpse into the vastness and spectacular nature of the world. They were also used to illustrate an environment before changes were made to it due to the impact of human involvement. The stratosphere is near the edge of the earth’s atmosphere and materials that get into it can stay for a long time, such as CFCs, the ozone destroying chemicals, and other particles involved in global climate change. This modern diorama describes a place where human activity is causing uncertain consequences that may jeopardise our very existence.
20cm x 45cm x45cm
(Base made by George Jackson)