Nature is in danger. The continuous destruction of the natural environment is a dire threat to humanity. Among numerous disasters, deforestation is one of the gravest issues, especially when it comes to the Amazon rainforest. The situation is now almost out of control, but there are organizations and people who make every effort to change it for the better. The art world stands in this battle too, with many talented artists doing their best to support reforestation. One such artist is Lauren Baker, and you should definitely check her latest multi-sensory art project titled “An Open Dialogue with Nature.”
An Open Dialogue with Nature: multi-sensory art by Lauren Baker
Lauren Baker is a talented British mixed-media artist and activist who uses art as a tool for conveying her ideas and raising people’s awareness of environmental issues. She is an Ambassador for Save Wild Tigers and One Tree Planted charities, and she has already done many collaborations with Help Refugees. “An Open Dialogue with Nature,” Baker’s new art project that was originally presented by Saatchi Art at The Other Art Fair in 2019, is the artist’s another deliberate attempt to draw people’s attention to what really matters.
“An Open Dialogue with Nature” represents an impressive multi-sensory art installation with a three-and-a-half-meter white tree sculpture in the center. The artwork involves the smells and the sounds of the Amazon to make the viewer feel like in a rainforest. The entire installation is synced with projection-mapped light that includes lightning flashes and moving ‘frequency waves’ representing “A Letter to Mother Earth,” Lauren Baker’s apology letter to nature for the destruction that humans have caused over the last 100 years. The underlying idea of “An Open Dialogue with Nature” is to support reforestation in the Amazon and to encourage people to plant trees via donation. More than 7,000 trees have already been planted, while the artist’s goal is 8,888.
If you want to support the project and become part of the change, be sure to visit Lauren Baker’s website to learn more about her amazing multi-sensory art and One Tree Planted initiative.