India - climate change canvas
“My contribution to this exhibition reflects the extra hardship suffered by poor communities during climate catastrophes,” Azmat explains.
“The intense warm colour in the upper portion depicts developed countries, and richest section of society which contributes most to global warming. In the centre, triangular rooftops show houses under flood waters. At the bottom, I have shown an area affected by drought – with the head of a poor man who is looking up to the sky for help. We can all do something to help him. But until we do, he will keep looking skywards…”
Artists from around the world have painted canvases illustrating the human impact of climate change in their countries. Sixteen of these canvases are being exhibited at the UN Climate Negotiations in Poznan, Poland, from December 1, 2008.
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Credit: Piotr Fajfer / Oxfam International