The “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” public art project was conceived by environmentalist Wendy Abrams. This public art project originally featured 124 five-foot diameter spheres- each artistically rendered a solution to global warming and has created a rippling, educational stir of public awareness.
I created “Eco-Heroes: Facing the Earth” to educate the public of the sacrifices and impact others have made to protect our natural resources. “Eco-Heroes” resonates with hope and the opportunity for involvement. In 2007 “Eco-Heroes” was on display in front of the north entrance to The Field Museum.
In October, 2007 a charity auction of select large and mini-globes from the Cool Globes exhibit was held at the Auditorium Theatre. Hosted by Al Franken, the auction raised $500,000 to fund the expansion of environmental education programs, including the expansion of Chicago Conservation Clubs in Chicago Public Schools.
From May 24 until October 13, 2008 a collection of approximately 40 “Cool Globes” was on view at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. “Eco-Heroes ” had a new home in front of the US Botanic Garden and the US Capitol Building.
In 2007, my replica “Eco-Heroes” was one of twelve mini- globes selected to appear at the United Nations from June 1-8 and for “World Environment Day.” From June 11-September 3, 2008, “Eco-Heroes” was once again “on tour” with selected mini-globes featured at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The display was located in the “Hall of Nations.”
From Washington, DC “Eco -Heroes” traveled to Exposition Park in Los Angeles and was on exhibition from Earth Day, April 2009 until July 2009. Shortly afterward, “Eco-Heroes” appeared in Discovery Green Park located in Houston. A handful of globes remain in Houston as a lasting message with solutions to global warming.
Please reference the sub-page below for images of the “Cool Globes” exhibit in Washington, DC.
I am pleased to announce that my mini Eco Globe is on view at the House Space Museum Tadini Milan, Feeding the Planet Energy for Life international exhibition from October 10-24, 2015. The artwork investigates concepts regarding food, nutrition and the environment and brings together 30 artists from different countries. The art exhibition is part of the larger, 6-month exhibition that is a global showcase for 140 countries.
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