SHIFT

Animated Stills: 5.5ft X 11ft, 7ft X 11ft

2024

Based on LWS’s 2022 artwork, “SHIFT” – inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s 2020 documentary, “A Life on Our Planet”.

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a public art installation titled “SHIFT” quietly came to life at the National Mall in our nation’s capital. Inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s 2020 documentary, ‘A Life on Our Planet,’ and positioned in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the artwork posed a vital question: How do we define freedom today, given its irrevocable link to the health and sustainability of our planet?

SHIFT arrived without fanfare, marches, or pronouncements customary of its setting to call on introspection – to prompt individuals to confront their personal habits and to link the mundane choices of daily life to global consequences.

LISA WOOD STUDIO, in collaboration with the World Land Trust presented SHIFT to illustrate the individual’s role in securing a sustainable future and to enable the permanent conservation of land and biodiversity directly through the artwork.”

SHIFT’s message is presented in a collection of 34, high-resolution, MP4 videos. Captured at the National Mall with medium format Leica camera equipment, the collection preserves the essence of the installation, broadening the discourse on what freedom means in a world where individual choices increasingly impact lives and communities around the globe.