Avaritia means greed, avarice, and rapacity.
The series consists of six photographs that reflect humankind’s negative impact on nature
combined with words that describe the qualities needed to solve the overarching theme of this exhibition—waste.
Avaritia is a collaboration between Kasper Dalkarl and Stephanie Blomqvist.
The working title was eco fashion, which is quite a good description of the series.
The models are wearing clothes designed and made by Stephanie.
She has upcycled plastic bottles, plastic sheeting, waxed canvas, metal caps, and other materials that are discarded on a daily basis.
Allegiance - Humankind and nature need to coexist to move forward.
When did we start going our separate ways?
Conservative - We have to discard old conservative ways of thinking and find new solutions.
Can we afford a life of self-indulgence without giving a single thought to the legacy we are leaving to future generations?
Synergy - To coexist with nature, we have to understand that we are part of a greater whole, something greater than the individual.
What do we have to do to start working with, rather than against, each other?
Thoughtfulness - The pace of everyday life is becoming faster and faster,
but a single moment or a thought can have great significance. What can you do to help?
Wisdom - Ignorance is easy, especially in the face of big decisions.
Making the right decision requires wisdom, patience and respect.
We live in a world where pollution is constantly rising as we discard stuff without a thought.
What is the real cost of your new purchase?
Zealous - As individuals, each of us faces obstacles.
Yet, we must find the courage to stand together when we see problems that affect everyone.
Who and what will you fight for when your home is no longer there?
Photographer: Kasper Dalkarl & Stephanie Blomqvist
Design: Stephanie Blomqvist
Makeup: Tekla Sundqvist
The project was funded by Svenska kulturfonden