Elizabeth Newman: Unsustainable

Almost 25 years ago I made a medium-sized monochrome painting in cerulean blue (to represent the sky). It is in landscape format, with a single word written in small letters in the centre of the painted field: unsustainable. What I partly intended by such a gesture was a reference to the already-then depleted condition of the world's ozone layer (in the sky), and to the urgent need for human beings to change our ways in regard to this ecological crisis: they were no longer sustainable.

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