Item PDP10345 - Weather Series : 2011-2019 Trajectories - Atmospheric Carbon Levels Through the Hottest Decade in Recorded History

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Weather Series : 2011-2019 Trajectories - Atmospheric Carbon Levels Through the Hottest Decade in Recorded History

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  • 2019 (Creation)

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1 photograph ; edition 1/5 ; pigment ink on cotton rag ; 101.6 x 160 cm on 111.75 x 170 cm paper

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The digital photograph is created by David Ellingsen in 2020 as part of the Weather Patterns series [that includes PDP10342, PDP10343, PDP10344, PDP10346 and PDP10347]. The overall image is a composite of many photographs of ocean views taken in Victoria and Quadra Island over a period of time.

The image represents climate change and the environmental conditions that brought about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Purchased by the Royal BC Museum Foundation, 2020


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The copyright to the original work is owned by the artist David Ellingsen. It is the responsibility of an applicant to obtain permission to copy and/or publish this material directly from the copyright holder

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Other material acquired as part of the COVID-19 Collecting project can be found in the Royal BC Museum History Collections and Indigenous Collections

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Accession number(s): 202.163

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Artist's description: 2010 - 2019 was the hottest decade in recorded history. The Weather Patterns project began in 2011 and this work compiles every photograph taken through 2019.

Photographs were placed to reflect the measured increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide over the decade, based on the Keeling Curve graph from the Scripps CO2 Program.

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