Global Warming is a work by Nikita Zigura.
It is a sculpture of acrylic,aerography and stainless steel, 90 inches in height.
The work is to be installed in September 2020, and will show in Burlington for at least two years.
Artist’s Statement: We’ve lost Eden with Adam’s and Eve’s original sin, and keep losing its remnants to this day by ravishing the Earth. And yet, humankind could recreate its original Eden. We could transform the Earth into a blooming garden. Fruit are the quintessence of life, its most obvious and simplest symbol. Each of these “gifts of nature” contains an entire universe.
At present, the world is facing global warming. The changes are more prominent in some regions than others. They glow red on weather maps of the world like hot zones of military conflicts. The two ripe white cherries are an allegory and a creative rethinking of a global problem.
Below is a video of Nikita and brother Egor Zigura in their studio in Ukraine. Although the narration is not in English you will be able to get a good feel for them and their work.