During spring The Swedish Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseumet) commissioned several pieces of art from me. It’s with great honour and lots of inspiration I have dived into the world of the 6 mass extinctions. Five that’s in the past and the sixth is the one we are experience right now (if we cannot halt it(.
· Ordovician-Silurian extinction: ~ 440 million years ago
· Late Devonian extinction: ~ 365 million years ago
· Permian-Triassic extinction: ~ 253 million years ago
· Triassic-Jurassic extinction: ~ 201 million years ago
· Cretaceous Paleogene extinction: ~ 66 million years ago
· Sixth mass extinction: Now and in the near future
By looking at the past I have been made more aware about what’s happening with pollution and our environment right now. It’s a crisis we need to deal with!
The details of the work will be revealed at a later date, but it’s been a blast and truly inspiring. I have had the chance to see things very few people get to see.
The Swedish Museum of Natural History is a meeting place for everyone who is interested in nature and the environment. There are hosting both permanent and special exhibitions on different themes. Cosmonova is also very popular, and the films shown there are screened in the world´s biggest film format. Other regular features include various types of lectures and programme activities for the entire family.
I would like to thank Annika Andebark for introducing me to The Swedish Museum of Natural History and it’s been a pleasure to work with Acting Head of Research Vivi Vadja.