Today’s crayola colour is copper
I took this photo at The Eden Project of The Industrial Flame Plant. The sculpture in the outside garden area. It’s a really interesting piece of art with an important message.
Information about taken from The Eden Project –
This industrial plant sculpture takes a sideways look at fossil fuels.
Fossil fuels currently provide some 85% of the world’s energy. The developed world (around 16% of the global population) uses over 50% of this energy, while nearly half the world’s people rely on wood, charcoal and dung.
Unlike fossil fuels, which come from plants that died millions of years ago, these renewable plant-based fuels are essentially ‘carbon neutral’. That means the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed during their growth is equal to the amount emitted on burning.
Around the sculpture are planted examples of crops which are burnt in some power stations as biomass, such as willow, poplar and miscanthus.
I have to admit when I first saw this sculpture, I thought it was something to do with opium poppies, it’s what some of the plant bits reminded me of. I’m glad I could read about to getting a better understanding.
The Eden Project will feature in some of my future posts as part of this challenge.
For more information see – The Eden Project
If you know of any sculptures or pieces of art with an important message, I would love to hear about them so I can check them out. Have you visited The Eden Project or any similar projects? If so what stood out for you?