“America is devastated by big oil. Horrific destruction and pollution turns vast tracts of landscape to shit. Wyeth’s Christina’s World needed an update. Big governments and corporations don’t repair what they destroy - they feel unaccountable encouraging the public to ignore organisations campaigning to change things. Oil extraction destroys our water, devastates the soil, pollutes the air, kills the plants, kills the animals and it’s killing us, everywhere" - kennardphillipps
Christina’s World (now on view at the Billboard Space, Southbank Centre Square) is a haunting take on Andrew Wyeth's American landscape painting. Produced by kennardphillipps, a collaboration between Cat Phillipps and Peter Kennard, the work uses the technique of ‘photo-montage’ to layer thousands of real-life images of oil damage together and place them on top of Wyeth's influential painting to create a haunting new vista.