Frogberry’s Lost in Climate Change to regain some ecological awareness
In the Gardens of Europe, one can surprisingly come across this colorful and flowery work, which takes on the appearance of a totem. Beyond the simple look, there is a symbolism behind the creation of Taiwanese designer Haomin Chang, alias Frogberry.
The artist wanted to tackle the subject of climate change, but in a more direct way. “I wanted to show people what the changes are that affect us directly.”
Local information hidden in the totem
He therefore chose to hide information such as the live temperature of Lake Annecy, the evolution of the melting of the Mer de Glace or the rate of CO2 emitted to come to Annecy by car and train. So much information that often resonates more than general figures.
The choice of the totem itself is also important. Inspired by the multidirectional panels used to orient oneself in the street, for example, it appears as a guide in these climatic changes which are very local.
The symbolism of the lighthouse that guides boats is also very present in this work by Frogberry. The small colorful houses, shaped like small shelters, the style of houses present in particular in the old town, also very colorful and flowery.
With a style inspired by the place where it is exhibited and evoking local issues, the artist, with Lost in climate change alerts us, guides us, without ever entering into any form of pessimism.