Operating on the theory that artists can succeed where politicians and charities have failed, the CoolClimate Art Contest challenged creatives from around the world to pool their talent to help save it.
The dramatic effects of climate change on landscape, wildlife, and weather have been well-documented; alarm bells have been sounded and monies allocated. But in the wake of weak global policies and stagnating economic debates, a passionate group of art supporters decided to go another route, soliciting powerful images that go straight to hearts and minds. The result? Over 1,000 artists from around the globe submitted their climate change-inspired works through deviantART.
Click below for a gallery featuring some of our favorite submissions.
1st place: No Pollution Please by Christos Lamprianidis
2nd place: AIR by David Criado
3rd place: Oil Spill Duck Sculpture by Donald Gialanella
4th place: Don’t Trash It by Starkman Design Group
5th place: Tick Tock by Juliet McIver
Oil Bottle by Jesse Graves
On Colorado Plains by Nebraskies
East Coast Sightseeing by Jimmy Nowhere
Eat Drink Breathe by Not of this Age