Monday, February 9, 2009

garbage bag polar bears

Joshua Harris's bear of a garbage bag sculpture  (can be seen on you tube)
there's something refreshingly accessible about a polar bear that appears, at first glance, to be an ordinary piece of trash. "Air Bear" by Joshua Allen Harris is a garbage bag sculpture that inflates as passing subway cars provide a gush of air. Watching the bear go through cycles of "life" and "death" on a busy city street, we're reminded that real polar bears face a similar-but-not-so-charming fate, as global warming threatens their environment. Hopefully, artistic representations of wildlife won't be all that remains in the warmer future.

To help the protect the environment for polar bears, join the Sierra Club's Chill the Drills campaign

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