The mixed media artist’s solo show is a collection of photographs documenting the expansive beauty of our planet and the dire situation that it continues to face if we do not provide a sustainable environment for its future.
Diane Tuft uses her camera to capture these results and distil them into images that are surreal, awe-inspiring, beautiful, but most importantly, thought-provoking; by travelling to the most remote places throughout the world including both the North and South Poles, she has been able to document the visual effects of climate change and global warming on our planet. While ultraviolet light is responsible for the vibrant, ethereal colours in these photographs, its effect on the planet and human health is of serious and growing scientific concern.
Diane Tuft’s work focuses on the effects of ozone depletion and global warming as they are accelerating detrimental ultraviolet and infrared radiation absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere. While ultraviolet and infrared spectra cannot be seen by the human eye, it can be almost magically captured by digital image sensors and certain types of film. She explores these spectra in geographic regions where ultraviolet and infrared light are most prevalent, including the Great Salt Lake, Iceland, Greenland, Tunisia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the Arctic.
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