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Climate War

Commissioned by The Amplifier Foundation for the 2017 Climate March. Here I’ve detourned/reworked a 1915 British World War I recruitment poster. My goal is to both equate the seriousness of our current climate crisis with one of the bloodiest wars humans have seen, but also playfully jab at the extremes we tend to go to in order to pretend things are “normal.” There is no normal anymore.

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A vintage illustration of a man sitting in an armchair with his young daughter on his lap, a book open in her hands. A young boy on the floor plays with toy soldiers. The intervention into this image, however, is that the room is now filled with blue water, and the family members wear scuba divers’ helmets as bubbles rise up around them. Cursive, script below states: “Daddy, what did YOU do in the Climate War?”

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