Fronteer Art Gallery, Sheffield.
24th March - 16th April, 2022.
In April 2022, Lewis's work 'Destruction of Our Pale Blue Dot I' was selected to participate in 'The Environment exhibition at Frontier Gallery, Sheffield. The group show brought together artists who were exploring different aspects either about the environment or the damages and challenges it currently faces.
‘Destruction of Our Pale Blue Dot’ focuses on the destruction we're causing to our oceans through activities at sea such as oil drilling and pollution whilst simultaneously touching upon the issue of our oceans being unable to absorb any more carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, decreasing the amount of time we have to reverse climate change.
The drawings are created over an elapsed time period as ice blocks melt into the Indian ink to create the drawing. Echoing the notion of our planet losing its sea ice and we only have a short amount of time left to reverse this damage before it’s too late. With our activities across the planet increasing the harmful gases within our atmosphere, the oceans are no longer capable of absorbing any more carbon dioxide and accelerating the effects of climate change. Our planet once referred to by Carl Sagan as a ‘Pale Blue Dot’, is suffering and dying.
'Destruction Of Our Pale Blue Dot I' on display in The Environment exhibition.