Sloth Pieta

This piece is an extension of American sculptor Steve Miller’s project, “Saude do Planeta,” in which Miller collaborated with the Brazil’s Instituto Goeldi to create a series of x-ray images of animals celebrating Brazil’s biodiversity. The 2012 sculpture depicts a female sloth with her offspring. The Brazilian sloth is suffering from air pollution and habitat loss, metaphorically highlighting a planet being sacrificed to mankind’s continued industrial progress. The black and white x-ray image has been laminated between sheets of glass.

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