Gaia is the Greek goddess of the Earth. This piece is made from shattered waste glass, fused together, finished with gold leaf and symbolises how we might work together to repair the Earth.
Materials: Recycled glass, gold leaf
Dimensions: Approx 10cm diameter
Care: Handle carefully, gently wipe with soft cloth if necessary, do not use for food or place in dishwasher.
Meet the Maker: Ngaio Fitzpatrick is an artist, visiting fellow with the ANU Climate Change Institute, and recipient of an 2018 Australia Awards Endeavour Fellowship for four months in Berlin.
Fitzpatrick’s interdisciplinary arts practice encompasses site specific installation, performance, video and recently, collaborative experimental music interactions in real time. With a background in environmentally sustainable architecture and building informing her practice, she is particularly interested in ways in which art can be used to draw attention to the human disconnection from Earth within the context of climate change
Photos: courtesy of the artist