Near and There; Glimpses from a Fleeting World
These foreboding landscapes and portraits of children are placed together to emphasize the subjects’ qualities of uncertainty, fragility, and resiliency. We have wrought an uncertain future for our children, one where humans will likely become an endangered species. Our selfish lack of action on behalf other species may become the undoing of our own. I hope the vulnerability and strength of the two subjects begin to align and make visible ideas of our collective dangers and challenges.
I want you to act as if the house was on fire, because it is. ~ Greta Thunberg, from her 2019 World Economic Forum speech