ECOBALANCE: We are made of stars

PhotographerBeatriz Glez Sa
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Ecobalance is a set of photo essays about the essential link between humans and nature. The "Eco-balance" series seeks to reflect and recall, from the image and aesthetic experience, our connection, and dependence with our environment. “We are made of stars”, is based on scientific studies on our physic human constitution and origin of life on earth, as well as the existence of water in the universe. The latest finding of liquid water in the universe by astrophysics shed light on past, present, and future of humankind.  The ecological balance is now a pressing need on which our future depends. The human being is part of nature and two destinations are interrelated. Becoming aware of this relationship is essential for our survival. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan.

Story

Ecobalance is a set of photo essays about the essential link between humans and nature. The "Eco-balance" series seeks to reflect and recall, from the image and aesthetic experience, our connection, and dependence with our environment. “We are made of stars”, is based on scientific studies on our physic human constitution and origin of life on earth, as well as the existence of water in the universe. The latest finding of liquid water in the universe by astrophysics shed light on past, present, and future of humankind.  In 2011 with the discovery of liquid water in the comet 103/Hatley gave rise to the theory that the mystery of the origin of terrestrial water could be solved, and that it came to earth from space and this fact encouraged even more the spatial search of water in other planets. The ecological balance is now a pressing need on which our future depends. The human being is part of nature and two destinations are interrelated. Becoming aware of this relationship is essential for our survival. No compound of our physical formation is foreign to the composition of the universe. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan.

About Photographer

Beatriz Glez Sa is an interdisciplinary artist. She graduated in Fine Arts /MFA/ from Barcelona University (UB). MA(Ed) Secondary Education (UPC) and MFA Graphic Design. She was awarded a scholarship to study Photography at Nottingham Trent University (UK). She obtained the European Leonardo Da Vinci grant for professional training in the UK. She has been working using art with Alzheimer's patients. The importance of art in health, the development of art and creativity in education, science, ecology, identity, gender, cultural representations and other social matters are often reviewed.