Sea Level Rise 2010

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This work comments on the projected 1m sea level rise caused by climate change by 2050. As 1/3 of the world population live by the coast sea water threatens their crops, water and survival. It is estimated 86 million people will be displaced. Here the Japanese wrapping cloth shape is adapted and each contain 900grammes of salt, which bears a relationship to normal saline. Indigo is used because of its symbolic relevance to different cultures and is seen as a metaphor for eternity. A natural dye method, it is produced in countries most at risk from climate change. Each Furoshiki represents half a million displaced people.