Best known for his cement sculptures of sad figures, street artist Isaac Cordal is back with a new series that touches on the global topic of climate change in his work entitled Waiting for Climate Change. Being no stranger to tackling large-scale political issues, the sculptor addresses the impending environmental problems faced by us all by, once again, utilizing his signature figurines.
The Brussels-based Spanish artist uses his tiny figures, generally standing no taller than 25 cm, to display the apathetic nature of a large portion of society when it comes to dealing with or even acknowledging our dwindling environment. The miniature statues simply await their ill fate of being overtaken by destructive natural forces or pulled in by the tide. Cordal reflects on the inexplicable passiveness people have toward these imminent environmental matters, like global warming, that are bound to affect us all.
As part of Beaufort04, the fourth edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, the dozens of figures are placed along the Belgian coast including the beach of De Panne and in Villa Le Chalutier. The public exhibit is currently on display and set to run through September 9, 2012.
Isaac Cordal website