Our Home At Risk
Two Sculptures By Gilbert McCann: Metal Sculptor
Huge amounts of methane are stored around the world’s sea floor in the form of solid methane hydrates, an ice-like combination of water and methane that forms naturally with extreme cold and depth in the ocean. The methane is the result of the slow decomposition of organic materials on the ocean floor. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, around 20 times more effective per molecule than carbon dioxide.
Giant plumes of methane gas appear to be bubbling up off the Pacific Northwest coast.
This gas also appears to be bubbling up from more than 500 vents on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the U.S. East Coast.
This is according to new studies which suggests warming ocean temperatures are causing the bubbles.
These findings could have profound long-term implications for the global climate.
About These Sculptures
“Rising To The Surface” and “Toxic Beauty” are my depictions of methane gas bubbles working their way up to the surface of our oceans.
These bubbles can be very beautiful, but upon bursting very damaging.
It is very important that we take care of our planet.
Whether climate change is naturally occurring or caused by human activity we need to take it seriously.
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RISING TO THE SURFACE
Height: 14" tall
Width: 12" wide
Depth: 12" deep
Steel, copper, brass, stainless steel spheres, ceramic tile and wood, powder coat
Height: 18" tall
Width: 10" wide
Depth: 10" deep
Steel, copper, brass, stainless steel spheres, powder coat
Available for purchase
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