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Julie Dodd

     Installation Artist       Altered Book Artist       Paper Sculptor       Book maker       Printmaker

The clearing of large areas of forest, plantations and peat land in Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa is having a detrimental impact on our planet. This is happening in order to sustain the demand for the production of palm oil and is causing terrible environmental damage.

 

Palm oil is very versatile and cheap commodity which is in great demand and is actually very environmentally friendly, being used in the production of goods such as biodiesel, but because such vast areas are being cleared to make way for African palm trees it’s having a truly detrimental effect on the native wildlife in the loss of habitations. But not just this, communities land is being taken away so they can’t sustain their own food and even fire is being used to speed up the clearing process, another environmental worry that is also certainly accelerating climate change cancelling out the good palm oil could be doing.

 

Out of Palms Way

The original eight piece installation, created especially for the CODA Paper Art exhibition at CODA Museum Apeldoorn, the Netherlands are now housed permanently at the Sculpture garden ‘Beeldentuin Achter de Westduinen' situated in Ouddorp on the western edge of the island of Goeree Overflakkee and for this season will be seen along with many other pieces of my work including a further five pieces of more varying size.

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Images above: In the sculture garden ‘Beeldentuin Achter de Westduinen' Ouddorp  

Images below: Additional new varying in height pieces. Commissions taken, indoor pieces only

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Images below: CODA roof

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