Down to Earth lithograph
This is a 30 × 22 in color lithograph print (split edition of 12 full text and 5 without text) made with positive working photo plates and printed on Rives BFK paper. Most of the textures were drawn by hand with toner onto frosted mylar film in order to create the plates.
The illustrated landscape is made from three different informational charts on the theme of ecological footprints worldwide.
The top shapes represent the share of total Ecological Footprint among the top five countries with the highest demand and the rest of the world. The shapes in order from largest to smallest are: Rest of World (52.8%), China (19.0%), United States (13.7%), India (7.1%), Brazil (3.7%), and Russia (3.7%). Source: WWF International and Global Footprint Network, “Living Planet Report 2014: Species and Spaces, People and Places.”
The central triangular shapes represent energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita) for each country in 2011. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport. Source: The World Bank and International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).
The horizontal lines of the landscape represent the Global Ecological Footprint by component over time. The vertical y-axis is total ecological footprint and the horizontal x-axis is years chronologically from 1961 on the far left to 2010 on the far right. The components in order from top to bottom (largest to smallest) are: Carbon, Fishing grounds, Cropland, Built-up land, Forest products, and Grazing products. Source: WWF International and Global Footprint Network, “Living Planet Report 2014: Species and Spaces, People and Places.”