Shepard Fairey is currently in Paris, France where he just unveiled his latest installation entitled "Earth Crisis", which is an environmentally themed giant sphere, symbolizing earth suspended between the first and second floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower.
This installation is only visible from November 20 to 26 and represents an artistic gesture to Paris which is hosting the COP21 world conference on climate change.
The Earth Crisis Globe is a mandala designed to provide a unified ornamental structure that evokes floral motifs and harmony with nature. Housed within the mandala’s shields are images that symbolize both threats to nature and incitement to respect it. The colors used in the globe design connect blue and green of air, water, and vegetation that allow the earth to sustain life.
"My political stance on protecting the planet is driven by my concern for the quality of life for future generations. I’m not an alarmist, but I do think people need to understand that we are facing an earth crisis. I think it is exciting that the globe provides different experiences for the viewer from a distance and up close while living in the heart of the Eiffel Tower. I hope the Earth Crisis Globe appeals visually but also generates a needed conversation about the fate of our planet."
- Shepard Fairey