Chris Drury – Carbon Sink, 2011.
“Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink” as installed on the University of Wyoming’s campus. The 36-foot diameter piece of art – – has created a controversy: how much sway should politicians and industry representatives have over academic freedom? Source.”
“The sculpture, a 36-foot spiral of logs morphing into charred coal, is constructed from trees that have died from skyrocketing beetle infestations across the western United States. The beetles population is usually tempered by cooler weather, but as global temperatures have grown steadily warmer due to climate change caused from the burning of fossil fuels and, ahem, coal, the insects have flourished resulting in decimated forests. Source.”