A huge, floating model of the Earth came to London last year and visitors were wowed by it, but Northerners didn’t get a look in, sadly. However, our time has come as this week as Luke Jerram’s Gaia comes to Leeds between November 8-26.
Gaia, the spectacular spherical work by artist Luke Jerram, will be installed in Holy Trinity Boar Lane Church in Leeds, where this spectacular artwork will be free to visit.
The model is seven metres in diameter, and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, providing viewers with a vision of the planet on a large-scale. It’s made many appearances down South and has provided guest with an awe-inspiring view, and a message that the Earth is something to be cherished and looked after amid the crisis of climate change.
Luke Jerram, the artist behind Gaia, said: “I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. We have an ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home. Halfway through the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, we urgently need to wake up, and change our behaviour. We need to quickly make the changes necessary, to prevent run away Climate Change.”
You can visit Gaia completely free of charge, just take a look at the opening times on the website. It’s pretty spectacular and you won’t want to miss it’s debut in Leeds.