You might say that we’re currently a little obsessed with artist Dillon Marsh, his larger than life copper spheres strategically placed in South African copper mines, have us dreaming of far away moon scapes fit for the ideal fashion shoot.
His photographic series ‘For What It’s Worth’ by Dillon Marsh visualises the environmental consequences of copper mining in five different mines within the Namaqualand region. Amazingly the amount of copper extracted from each mine has been realistically portrayed in their original surroundings. The intention of series was not to enforce a particular stance but to highlight the social and environmental costs that have come from mining, which played such an influential part in shaping development in the region.
There’s something magical about an artist who can explore the relationship between human beings and the environment and we’re hooked…
You can visit the Dillon Marsh site .. here