“Hairspray in Ozone” is a painting that highlights the issue of environmental degradation and the impact of human actions on the planet. The painting depicts an inverse tattoo, a playful reminder of a past activity, but with a darker overtone as it symbolizes the damaging effects of human actions on the ozone layer.
The painting brings to mind the past overuse of hairspray, which contained chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a substance that was banned from aerosol cans in 1994. The painting will remind me of the local hairspray factory that “accidentally” released their surplus CFC supply into the atmosphere, contributing to the damage of the ozone layer.
The painting reminds the negative impact of human actions on the environment. Today, we are hearing good news that the ozone layer is restoring, showing that our choice not to use CFC’s can have a positive impact on the environment.
Strangely enough, progress can be made when we do less, and this has a big positive impact on the health of our planet.