Sandblasted Glass Maps

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These maps are inspired by the maps from nasa showing changes in the Arctic. These maps were made so that people could engage with them. They are sandblasted onto glass, so they are delicate (like the earth) and so that you can feel the changes in the countries before the sea levels rise 100m.

The glass also takes on an icy appearance when photographed. These pieces went on show in Bristol at the 123 Exhibition Space in Stokes Croft in May. I good great feedback from the people who engaged with the pieces, they all said how it made them think about melting ice caps, and certainly educated them which was my target.

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An example of my Exhibition Space.

As well as the glass maps I made a typographic piece on glass with about the Carbon emissions per Capita, and printed my handwritten info graphic onto tracing paper. The use of tracing paper allowed the booklet to become transparent like my glass pieces and help to portray the idea of ice.

About Emma Nicol

Artist / Communicator. Third year Illustration student @ Bristol U.W.E. Passionate about making environmental issues widely understood using art.

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