from the series "Migration of the Rhinoceros"
Gaudreau, Canada / Quebec started the "Migration of the Rhinoceros"
-art project for more than ten years ago. The artist wants to tell about the
climate change and the global warming, as a result of it, the exotic animals
roam to the cold areas, which gradually gets warmer. The aim is to prepare local
people for this cultural change. There is five of rhino species and all of them
are endangered. Rhinos live in Africa and Asia and they are poached for their
horns, in addition their living areas are in danger to be destroyed.
has realized altogether 11 rhinos; the first seven rhinos have been lost over
time, because they have been made of degradable organic materials. The first in
Europe, north of the Arctic Circle in Kemijärvi, completed in mid-July 2010 a
rhino, which is one the four permanent rhinos in the world. Gaudreau will always
use local materials in his art works. In Kemijärvi the materials were local
stones and 6 mm thick steel rods.
permanent rhinos in the world are:
Chung, 2003, Jin-Shan, Taiwan
Guylaine, 2003, Baie-des-Chaleurs, Canada
Mavis, 2007, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
4. Leena, 2010, Kemijärvi, Finland