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NOAH'S ARK 2


Title : Noah's Ark 2
Author : Kyle Bigart
Nationality : American
Year : 2014
Location : Ocean
Biography :
Type : Environment, Floating, Food, Green, Landscape, Sea Level Rise
Scale : Installation
Size : Variable
Capacity : Variable

The biblical tale of Noah's Ark supplies the inspiration to help answer the question of how to save terrestrial life on earth if sea level rise never stops. Recognizing that the logistics of one ark in one location is highly inefficient, Noah's Ark 2 flips this relationship around. Instead of bringing the animals to the ark, the arks are brought to the animals. Utilizing the World Wildlife Fund for Nature's (WWF) cataloguing system for eco-regions and biomes throughout the world; the arks are placed in species rich environments that provide the highest level of efficiency. In order to get an accurate sampling of the earth, the ark are dug below the ground, barely disturbing the species and landscape above. Once the sea level water starts to rise, it slowly lifts up the thousands of arks across the globe. Freed from their homes, the arks travel and join with other arks that have the same eco-region and bio-geographical realm. Together the arks form a connected and seamless ecosystem flotilla. The flotilla then travels across the globe following the weather patterns accurate for its original eco-region. When the waters start to subside, the arks split up, and are grounded into the landscape, jumpstarting the new world’s ecosystems while preserving the past.

Descriptive of Author : A plan to preserve terrestrial life on earth, no matter how high the sea level rises;