“Climate change is literally eating into the body of our civilisation,” artist and activist John Quigley explained his newest art piece. It is no ordinary drawing; it is a remake of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous drawing, Vitruvian Man, at the size of four Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The Vitruvian Man is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius.
The art piece is melting, it is located 800 kilometers from the North Pole, as a call for urgent action on climate change.
Quigley used copper strips normally used to create solar panels to construct the giant copy of da Vinci’s 500 year-old drawing. All
materials were removed after construction
and the copper will be reused.
“When he did this sketch it was the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, the dawn of this innovative age that continues to this day, but our use of fossil fuels is threatening that,” Quigley said.