JAN PAUL HULSENBEK
Since childhood I have been interested in the variety of life forms that exist on earth. Unfortunately, we live in a time when many of these special and rare life forms are disappearing. This process of extinction is the central theme of my recent work. The special – and sad – thing about these times is that we can follow the process of extinction closely. My goal is to turn this experience into something of beauty.
‘Tipping Point’ is an installation consisting of drawings of fragments of endangered life forms. The work stems from my interest in biodiversity. We live in a time when life forms are disappearing on an unprecedented scale. The disappearance of species is a natural process and has always happened. However, scientists agree that this process, at the hands of humans, has accelerated enormously. Tipping Point is the point at which slow, unstoppable change becomes irreversible, often with dramatic consequences.
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