Artist James Carter to Destroy Paintings in Public Display for Charity

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  • Author James Carter
  • Published June 5, 2022
  • Word count 596

I will be destroying four original oil paintings in the middle of Nelson Town Centre, and then putting the remains into epoxy resin to create a whole new artwork. I will then auction off NFT’s of the original paintings and donate the earnings to the charity Team Trees. I am also publishing a book alongside this project which will explain to people about how they, as individuals can make one of the largest impacts that will help the environment. I would like to bring the community together to witness the destruction of these works, as they will be the only people to ever see these works in person.

James Carter

I am the artist who has created and organised this, but I am working in par with In-Situ (a project art organisation based in Lancashire). This is a project that I have been set at Nelson & Colne College for my final year about how to “Re-Imagine” Nelson Town.

I will be putting on a performance presentation for the destruction of these artworks in Nelson Town Centre. The idea of this project for me is to promote the use of environmentally friendly materials, and encourage individuals to make changes to their daily lives that will not only help the world and environment but also teach people on how people can save some money by making these changes.

I will have four original oil paintings in the size of A2 canvas, that are recreations of an old photograph of the canal in nelson that will show a time before we cultivated the land, with animals running free, another one that will show a time during the industrial revolution, as well as one variation of what will happen if we continue to make no change where loads of pollution and plastic is scattered everywhere, and another variation which shows what will happen if we do make a change to help the environment which will show clean skies, and beautiful trees, and show the return of the animals.

These paintings are going to be put through a tree shredder in the middle of the town centre. I want to draw in the community for this experience, as the people who come to see the artworks, will be the only people to ever see these works live in person. After the works are shredded up, I will put the remains into epoxy resin (which will demonstrate a way of recycling, and “re-imagining”) this will create an entirely new artwork. The destruction of these works will also be live-streamed on YouTube to bring in a larger audience.

I will be selling NFT’s of the original paintings as well on OpenSea, where anyone can bid for them, and the money gained from the sales will be donated to the environmental charity Team Trees to help the world.

James Carter OpenSea

Alongside this, I have published a book called “Time To Make The Change” which focuses on teaching people how they can make a change to help the environment, and future generations, as well as how they can save money by implementing what I’ve written about. It teaches people that they don’t just need to rely on large companies, and countries to make a change, as if more people make the changes I’ve written about, we can make one of the largest impacts to help the environment.

The event will take place in the middle of Nelson Town Centre, BB9 7RU, on the 14 May, 12-2pm.

You can see the artworks that will be destroyed below.

www.jamescarterart.com

Artist, looking to make the world a better place for all.

www.jamescarterart.com

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