Artist Isaac Cordal’s Incredible Tiny Sculptures Offer a Chilling View of Climate Change

by , 03/19/14

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Isaac Cordal is famous for tackling big political issues through a tiny medium. In his series “Waiting for Climate Change,” Cordal created a set of ephemeral and partially submerged installations to draw attention to rising sea level change. Laced with black humor, these grim and apocalyptic scenes show the consequences of inaction and apathy to environmental issues. The theme of rising floodwaters and drowning are themes repeated throughout his work that reference both climate change and the state of our sinking society.

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To capture his skepticism of authority, Cordal usually depicts his tiny figurines as politicians and businessmen in the process of needlessly trapping themselves in unpleasant situations. In “Follow the Leaders,” Cordal warns onlookers of the dangers in blindly following the wills of the rich and powerful. Like miniature clones, the identical statues were created in the likeness of middle-aged, white collar, white men, each desperately clutching a briefcase as they huddle together or drown to death in a mindless mass.

+ Isaac Cordal

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  1. Bradley Popkes March 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Perhaps it’s because they have quite literally drawn a line in the sand?

  2. RelayerM31 March 20, 2014 at 5:24 am

    When global warming alchemists start moving away from the coasts, then I’ll take notice. Why don’t they put their money where their mouth is? Al Gore and his mansion, I’m talking to both of you.

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