My environmental art is solely dedicated to bringing attention to devastation happening on our planet. Every installation begins with a long period of research. I look for areas that are devastated as a result of anthropocentric misuse of nature – and in the case of the Red Line Project, specifically addressing climate change. Each project is ephemeral. Once the installation is completed and documented, I re-roll the red line for the next project. I make sure to leave no trace.
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Together we can change our future.
Doron Gazit is an environmental artist whose site-specific installations engage the landscape. With nature as his canvas, he reveals invisible currents of nature. His three-dimensional AirTubes and inflatable structures sculpt the air and reflect the sun using nature and urban environments as his canvas creating a dialogue between the air, wind, and sun.
Gazit discovered the power of making the invisible in nature visible when, as a student of the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, he introduced balloons to Bedouins in the Sinai desert. Rauch, the word for ‘wind’ in Hebrew and Arabic, is also translated as ‘spirit,’ and it is this dual meaning that continues to intrigue and guide Gazit in his work.
Gazit addresses serious ecological issues that challenge our generation and are a threat to generations to come. The Red Line Project is, as such, relevant to addressing climate change. So far, he has completed __ projects, installing his 500 ft long red AirTubes in the sinkholes of the Dead Sea, in the drought-dry Laguna Lake in San Luis Obispo, CA, along the massive Knik glacier in Alaska, and the ravaged landscape of The Salton Sea (CA). His brightly colored three-dimensional lines in such bleak landscapes create haunting images that alert observers to the urgent need to remedy and protect our endangered environment.
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