|Lori Victor: The Iceberg Project: IP2|
20 cm of snow today in Ottawa, and even more in the forecast! The city has been officially struck by the first winter storm this season. Busy with shovelling all that snow, we sometimes forget what impact the global warming already has... Therefore, I always find art which focuses on environmental issues very important.
The melting of Arctic ice and their majestic ice bergs are one of the strongest evidence of the climate change and its consequences. Lori Victor’s ‘The Iceberg Project: IP2′ which hangs over the entry to The Rectory Art House in the Byward Market continues to represent the deterioration of our planet due to climate change. It is an extension of ‘The Iceberg Project’ installation originally shown on the balcony during Nuit Blanche 2012.
|The Rectory Art House, Ottawa, with Lori Victor's installation, 2013|
Lori's Artist Statement:
“The Iceberg Project explores my personal interpretation and representation of an iceberg. My intention is to place the viewer within my artistic vision, and to express the reality of the threat of climate change to the planet.
The Iceberg Project provides an opportunity for viewers to experience the same overwhelming feeling I had when seeing an iceberg for the first time – off the coast of St. Anthony’s in Newfoundland. Through the engagement of aesthetics, The Iceberg Project aims to represent and interpret the majestic power of icebergs.” (http://lorivictor.com/the-iceberg-project/)
‘The Iceberg Project: IP2′ is a mere skeletal structure or shadow of itself, and the myriad of colours seen in ‘The Iceberg Project’ (2012), have all but disappeared. ‘The Iceberg Project: IP2′ reminds us of the nature's beauty as well as its impending loss in our environment.
The Iceberg Project: IP2 (2013)
The Rectory Art House
179 Murray Street, Ottawa