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Monika Kovatsch




Title: Sailing
Year: 2020
Size: 80x60 cm
Technique: Rakel, Acrylic colour, canvas on wooden frame

This artwork shows the combination of two natural elements, causing the locomotion: wind pressure on the sail and air flow around the sail, which pulls on the sail due to the negative pressure. When the ship is moving, the counterforce for propulsion is essentially the water resistance that acts on the ship's hull. Water as a symbol for coolness, depth and unfathomability and the air which stands for change and communication.

A sailing ship is powered by the wind, electricity for navigation and communication is generated with solar cells. Since Greta Thunberg's atlantic crossing, it is a symbol for the urgent need to act, to use the power of renewable energies, because of the climate crisis and our carbon footprint on this planet.

The current European reaction to the war in Ukraine shows in particular how difficult it really is to become independent of fossil fuels quickly.
Russia has started the war in Ukraine across the board. While the air raids continue, the world we know continues to react with sanctions, more and more people are fleeing.

This turning point and the worlds point of no return are closely connected. We are all in the same boat. It is not possible without your support!

“The window to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius is closing very quickly." Greta Thunberg

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