and God in his pocket’ series
the previous art work needs no explanation, diminishing habitat is
recognised as one of the greatest threats to species
large and small.
overburden from mining making
mountains out of mole-hills,
habitat by mining, it creates craters,
with God in his pocket, man does not only ‘walk’ on land, he can ‘walk’
on water, choking
the oceans in a tangle of fishing line.
following stainless steel sculptures which include tangled fishing
line and wood, blur the boundaries of the indiscriminate loss of habitat
in the ocean and on land, with tangled metal and aged olive wood
suggesting the rhino horn.
series also has portraits of those who can never speak for themselves
portraits of those who are unable to speak for themselves.
Slingsby could be regarded as an Anthropocene activist. Anthropocene
is a term which scientists are currently debating to label a new
epoch where man’s environmental footprint has literally changed
the geology of the planet, heralding
a new age.
current body of art explores the direct and indirect manifestations and
consequences of the Anthropocene age.
concerns go beyond the injustice
of mankind in relation to the planet drawing attention to the obsolescence of traditional beliefs in the
light of the contamination and obliteration of habitats.
series comprises drawings on Arches 300 gramme paper using charcoal and
Italian chalk pastels.