Art Therapy Humour – “Getting us to think about climate change!”

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It amazes me, just how much can be communicated through a single image!  A single thought transformed into a sketch/drawing/painting/photograph can leave us thinking about really important issues and/or it can get us revisiting issues in different and imaginative ways. When we look at such an image, it can capture our imaginations and can have us searching for the subliminal messages the artist is trying to convey.  The images don’t drown us in a sea of words, they make us stop in our tracks and just think!

This year’s “Niels Bugge Cartoon Award” had illustrators and cartoonists from around the world submit drawings about a singular global concern “climate change” (Brooks, K. 2014).  There were over 1,000 entries from Iran, China, Syria, the U.S. and the host country, Denmark (Brooks, K. 2014).  The catalogue of 2014 “2.Niels Bugge Cartoon Award” can be viewed by clicking here.

The following are my personal favourites:

Pawel Kuczynski - Poland 3rd Price Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

Pawel Kuczynski – Poland 3rd Price Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

NB:  For details about Pawel Kuczynski – please click here and go to page 13 of the PDF

Shahram Rezaei - Iran - Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

Shahram Rezaei – Iran – Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

NB:  To view this image in the catalogue – please click here and go to page 81 of the PDF

Andrei Popov - Russia - 1st Prize Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

Andrei Popov – Russia – 1st Prize Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

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