This is a 28 × 22 in color lithograph print (split edition of 10 full text and 4 without text) made with positive working photo plates and printed on Rives BFK paper.

The illustrated landscape is derived from four different informational charts on the theme of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.

The top bubbles represent carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes) for the year 2010, for each country. That is, human-originated carbon dioxide emissions stemming from the burning of fossil fuels, gas flaring and the production of cement, including carbon dioxide emitted by forest biomass through depletion of forest areas, divided by mid-year population. The size of the bubble directly corresponds to the value of the figure. Data source: World Bank (2013), “World Development Indicators 2013.” Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

The horizontal lines of the landscape represent carbon dioxide emissions per capita from fossil-fuel use and cement production in the top 6 emitting countries and the EU over time. The vertical y-axis is tonnes of CO2 per capita and the horizontal x-axis is years chronologically from 1990 on the far left to 2012 on the far right. Source: Oliver JGJ, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M and Peters JAHW (2013), Trends in global CO2 emissions; 2013 Report, The Hague: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Ispra: Joint Research Centre.

The bar chart on the left represents CO2 emissions per capita from fossil-fuel use and cement production in 2012 (tonnes CO2/capita). The bar chart on the right represents total CO2 emissions per country from fossil-fuel use and cement production in 2012 (million tonnes CO2). Source for both: Oliver JGJ, Janssens-Maenhout G, MunteanM and Peters JAHW (2013), Trends in global CO2 emissions; 2013 Report, The Hague: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Ispra: Joint Research Centre.
Original design rendered in Adobe Illustrator
The four original charts which informed the shape of the landscape
Edition variation with different colors, a new plate with hand-drawn texture, and no text.
The studio corner where all the work took place!
Pulling the first layer for the variable edition.
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