Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels

[ Posted: Oct 05, 2020 ]


“While we are busy handling Covid-19, the polar caps are still melting.”

There are many global issues that have fallen in the shadow of the current pandemic, one, in particular, is the pressing issue of melting polar ice caps. According to studies, should all the ice on Greenland melt, then we can expect sea-levels to rise up to 23 ft / 7 meters. The devastating effects of this is a major theme behind illustrator Julia Kerschbaumer’s latest work, which includes a new series titled “Sea-Level Rise”. In it, we see several of humanity’s great achievements get swallowed up by the ever-rising oceans and rivers. “People will be able to move landwards”, says Julia. “But their homes, entire cities, and beautiful landmarks will be lost forever.”

Apart from her latest series, Julia also created a beautiful but grim reminder of the negative effects on polar wildlife (seen further below).

Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels
[ Copyright ©Julia Kerschbaumer ]

Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels
[ Copyright ©Julia Kerschbaumer ]

Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels
[ Copyright ©Julia Kerschbaumer ]

Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels
[ Copyright ©Julia Kerschbaumer ]

Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels
[ Copyright ©Julia Kerschbaumer ]

Kerschbaumer Illustrates the Effects of Rising Sea-Levels
[ Copyright ©Julia Kerschbaumer ]

Related Links

- Julia Kerschbaumer's Altpick Portfolio