Archival giclee print.
This piece is available unframed, and hand delivery is available in Toronto. All work is professionally packaged in high quality acid free material. Shipping internationally.
To protect your investment, the works are signed and have a limited edition. Once an edition is sold out, there will be no further duplicates.
Limited editions of this piece are available in two sizes:
- 16″ x 20″ (edition of 10) unframed
- 30″ x 38″ (edition of 10) unframed
NOTE: **Price above based on 16″ x 20″ print (unframed). Size options are available for selection below.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
The Vanishing of Gaia is a contemporary interpretation of the Greek goddess Gaia. In the Olympian creation myth, Gaia is the first goddess to be created from Chaos (nothing) and is the personification of the earth (mother nature). She gave birth to the sky, mountains, and seas and is therefore a symbol of nature in these images. Each image in the series portrays the goddess fading within a nature scene, alluding to climate change and the destruction of nature.
Among its many menacingly destructive consequences, climate change threatens the health of the polar ice caps, already significantly diminished. The melting polar ice caps have raised global sea levels sufficiently to render innumerable people all over the world homeless. The waters captured in the backgrounds of some of the images suggest the possibility of rising sea levels destroying the environment. Similarly, the other nature scenes portray the goddess fractured and fading symbolizing the impact of climate change on the environment.
Another theme in the work is feminine beauty. Early depictions of Mother Nature showed the goddess as a voluptuous woman. These artifacts/figures demonstrated the period’s concept of feminine beauty. For the series I chose to portray the Gaia as a contemporary ideal woman: thin, young, with light features. This highlights our shifting values in beauty.
In order to capture diverse landscapes, I traveled throughout North America to shoot the series. I was inspired by the selected scenes and feel they encapsulate some of nature’s most beautiful creations.
About Alice Zilberberg
Zilberberg merges traditional photography and computer illustration, creating images that bridge the platforms of photography and painting. Her work marries reality and fantasy, echoing elements of surrealism and baroque art. Using photo-manipulation metaphorically, her images explore themes such as female power, the natural environment, personal identity, and the human condition.