2016-190 – Cool Globe Mandalas

Chicago Globes - photo by Jyoti Srivastava
Chicago Globes – photo by Jyoti Srivastava

New Week::New Theme: A-Round the Globe in 7 Days

Photo documentarian of Public Art in Chicago, Jyoti Srivastava, captured this great photo showing three of the 125 globes located along Chicago’s lakefront from The Field Museum north and at Navy Pier. The exhibit was part of a 2007 temporary public art exhibit entitled: Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet. In 2006 Chicago and world artists were asked to submit designs for solutions to global warming.

In 2013 the Cool Globes exhibited in Boston, MA. In Fall 2015 it landed in Battery Park, NYC.

About the Cool Globes exhibit as stated from CoolGlobes.org:

[It] is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change.  Cool Globes grew out of a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2006.  Since that time, Cool Globes premiered in Chicago and went on tour across the country from Washington DC to San Francisco, San Diego, Sundance, Los Angeles, Houston and Cleveland.  In the fall of 2009, Cool Globes opened the first international exhibit in Copenhagen. From there our globes were in Geneva, Marseille, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Boston. It is our hope that the millions of people who have experienced the exhibit, leave with a vast array of solutions to climate change, and with one clear message….we can solve this.

Cool Globes in Geneva - from CoolGlobes.org
Cool Globes in Geneva 2010 – from CoolGlobes.org

View the Cool Globes around the world via CG’s web site.

About Jyota’s photos:

Over the past few years, I have developed a unique specialization: documenting Public Art, especially in Chicago! This goes beyond just the photographs of finished sculptures; I like to meet with sculptors, visit their studios and observe them work.  I have photo-documented the labor-intensive process of fabrication and casting, the precision required installation and the joys of Opening Reception!  People’s interaction with Public Art is another of my favorite subject-matter.  I share these with anyone interested, through my blogs and website!

View more of Jyota’s wonderful public art photos via her online gallery.

Inspiration For Today

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. These globes represent the creativity of many different artists from different perspectives, all with the common goal of expressing their support for a cause near and dear to their hearts in a very visual, non-verbal way.

Today’s MotD encourages us to use creative expression as a way to explore and process that which may be difficult or challenging to express in words.

Happy Coloring!

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