La Croix l’Hebdo : Thinking about ecology
This illustration made the cover of issue 105 of the weekly La Croix l’Hebdo (“Weekly Cross”), in which appeared a dossier entitled “Thinking about ecology”.
Two planes overlap: the dream and the real. Two realities confront each other: humans and their creations. Unless it is about the human facing his creations? In the background, a city; in the foreground, a character.
The real, in the background, symbolizes the basic problem. It is also frozen in one color, as if we wanted to stop its evolution. It is the work of humans. A work that escaped them?
Certainly circumscribed by the human silhouette, the dream cannot be limited to its head: it spreads to all the limbs and is superimposed on reality. In reflection, everything is in motion. The dream almost becomes a change agent.
The colors mingle, initiatives come to life and nature thrives. Because his hand supports his chin, we guess that the human is in full interrogation. He looks for eco-responsible alternatives to what is presented in the background: travel, transport, communication networks, emissions, energy production, habitat …
The human silhouette represents a person who stops and awakens his consciousness to question the evolutions – presented as better – and dream of new ones.
Will he be taken seriously?
Client : La Croix l’Hebdo