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    'Juguemos en el bosque mientras el aire está 2 /Let us play in the Woods while the air is still here 2', by Ana Zlatkes. (Photo: Ana Zlatkes)
    'Juguemos en el bosque mientras el aire está 2 /Let us play in the Woods while the air is still here 2', by Ana Zlatkes. (Photo: Ana Zlatkes)

     

    Title of Textile:Juguemos en el bosque mientras el aire está 2 / Let us play in the Woods while the air is still here 2
    Maker: Ana Zlatkes
    Country of Origin: Argentina
    Year Produced: 2015
    Size (cm): 60cm x 70cm
    Materials: A variety of fabrics and embroidery threads
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    This arpillera, the second in a series of two, focuses on the environment. Specifically, it reminds us of the necessity of safeguarding our forests, which are the lungs of the planet. In addition to providing a restful place to walk, these ‘lungs’ guarantee the purity of the air we breathe, they regulate the cycle of the waters and protect against soil erosion.

    A recent report by Greenpeace stated that in 2017, more than 128,000 hectares of forest were destroyed in Northern Argentina with deforestation on the increase in protected areas. Greenpeace head of Woods, Hernan Giardini, attributes this to a lack of law enforcement and political will in this region.

    https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/128000-Hectares-Deforested-in-Argentina-Last-Year-Greenpeace-20180207-0047.html

    This arpillera is not specific to Argentina. It has global resonance and urges action at individual and state level, to safeguard our precious forests with their multitude of benefits.

    Owner: Roberta Bacic private collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Ana Zlatkes





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