Crafty art: Isaac Cordal's street art waits for climate change
In the installation "Waiting for climate change" Cordal has filled the De Panne beach on the Flemish coast with little people perched on high poles, or sporting inflatable rings, just waiting for the water to rise. The work is part of his Cement Eclipses works, little cement statues that he calls "Small interventions in the big city".
Quirky, they almost make me laugh, but then I stop and think that this is what we're doing. We're standing around waiting for some sort of apocalypse, and it scares me witless, because I don't know what to do about it.
I recycle, upcycle, try to consume less and be more aware, but the easy thing to do is to close my eyes and pretend that it ain't happening. Good thing then, that artists like Cordal can use his humour and craft to make me, and others open our eyes again and again and again.