John C. Gonzales
September to October 2014
John C. Gonzalez, a Boston and New York-based artist of Filipino origin, worked with the Las Casas craftsmen to design and fabricate a series of two and three-dimensional works. The craftsmen responded to John’s proposal for the production of sculptural works measuring 79cm, which was the estimated height of rising sea levels in the Philippines due to a 2 degree Celsius increase in average global temperature (According to a June 2013 estimate by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics.) Used as a point of reference, each craftsman utilized their own imagery and techniques as a response to rising sea-levels in the Philippines.