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Spring 2021 Virtual GSELS Projects Showcase

Diego Franco Project

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies, Earth Ethics Institute

Project Title and Description

"Gasping for Air"                                                                                                                                                                         UN Sustainable Development Goals #15

Course:     ART 1203C

Instructor: Yomarie Silva


This project is based on deforestation. Every year we cut down more and more trees to develop bigger cities. This sculpture illustrates a pair of lungs, covered in cement, symbolizing how we are slowly killing our Earth’s lungs with the expansion of cities. The trachea and bronchial tubes are represented by a branch of wood.


Diego Franco Project, Image 1

Diego Franco Project, Image 2

Diego Franco Project, Image 3