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Backscene
Media: acrylic painting on wall. Size: approx. 350 x 200 cm. Part of the exhibition Seeing nature, Gallery Mors Mössa, Göteborg, 2011.

The diagram shows how our human activities have affected the rest of the world with following dramatic changes since year 1750 - 2000. The lines follow each other upwards like a mountain top, where GDP increase, population growth and oil consumption goes hand in hand with extinction of
species and cutting down rain forests. Like a backscene this development is going on in the background of our lives without us seeing when it happens.

The text was shown on the wall next to the wall painting. Source: New Scientist, October 16 2008