White Ice and Black Ice, by Anya Gallaccio (born 1963)

White Ice

White Ice

Black Ice
Black Ice
 The screenprint and etching by Anya Gallaccio were inspired by blocks of melting ice. The contrast between the pure, sparkly white ice and the sooty black ice remind us of the effects of human activity on climate change. Even in Ruskin’s day the effects of pollution in modern cities was much maligned for destroying natural beauty. He described Manchester’s ‘devil darkness’ and ‘foul fog’ at the time.  Of course, the city is far cleaner today, but our activities are still damaging the environment despite  increased awareness. Are you worried about your own carbon footprint?
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