Time and Tide Bell

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

Portrait of Joseph Fourier - Louis-Léopold Boilly, early 19th century, source, and cartoon showing Greta Thunberg, circulating on social media in 2019.

Faces of Climate

A project to create portraits of the key players in understanding global warming

We are a group of artists and arts promoters who recognize the potential existential threat of global warming and are determined to use the arts to communicate our concerns to our audiences.

Our art exhibitions emerge from the conceptual basis of Marcus Vergette's Time and Tide Bells, stimulating conversations about human relationships with the sea, past, present and future, mindful of the global warming and the social stresses that climate change and sea level rise may bring.

This project attempts to record through portraiture the key players in our understanding of global warming, the scientists, campaigners and politicians who should be honoured as heroes of our time.

The Faces of Climate will be exhibited at the North Sea Observatory from Wednesday the 8th to Sunday the 19th of April 2020.

George Perkins Marsh

John Tyndall

If you would like to be involved in this project send us an email. Pick somebody you regard as a significant figure in the field and paint (carve, sculpt or whaterver) a portrait. Take a photograph of your artwork and write a brief biography and we'll post it on this website. In due course we will gather everybody's works together and hold an exhibition and publish a book. There's no date fixed, no deadline set, this will happen in its own time, probably early 2020, but do get started.

Svante Arrhenius

Here is a list of subjects that artists have picked (there's no harm in having more than one portrait of the same person).

Eunice Foote ~ Andrea D'Aquino

Eunice Newton Foote (July 17, 1819 - September 30, 1888) was an American scientist, inventor, and women's rights campaigner from Seneca Falls, New York. She was the first to suggest that changing the proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would change its temperature, in her paper 'Circumstances affecting the heat of the sun's rays' at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in 1856. Wikipedia

A good account of her work and the context in which it was done is found in Roland Jackson's paper, Eunice Foote, John Tyndall and a question of priority, Published:13 February 2019 https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2018.0066

Tara Santora wrote an article in Audubon Magazine, 'The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science - and Was Forgotten By History', published on July 17, 2019 to celebrate Eunice Foote's 200th birthday by learning how she predicted the effect of greenhouse gases. It was for this article in Audubon Magazine that Andrea D'Aquino created her artistic representation of Eunice Foote, no known photographs of Foote existing

Climate Saints Tryptich ~ Lynn Bates

Alexander von Humboldt - Jo Mortimer

Sir David Attenborough - Tony Baxter
Acrylic on paper 32 x 26cm

The Revenge of Boaty - Tony Baxter
Mixed media on canvas 40 x 30cm

I imagined that Boaty McBoatface was rather disgruntled after only getting a submarine named after him rather than the polar exploration ship, so wanted some retribution.

What's the Cost; Melting or Burning? Eleni Christoforou
36.5 x 44 x 2.5cm

Thousands of scientists are dedicating their lives in studying the impacts of Climate Change and there is a great knowledge on how it will affect individual organisms but, the big question still remains: How will the EARTH look like decades from now? We are already witnessing some of the effects of climate changes around the globe. Will these persist and aggravate?

On the Shoulders Of Giants - Chris Cook

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. Most importantly, he argued science could be achieved by use of a sceptical and methodical approach whereby scientists aim to avoid misleading themselves. The general idea of the importance and possibility of a sceptical methodology makes Bacon the father of the scientific method. This method was a new rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, the practical details of which are still central in debates about science and methodology. (From Bacon's entry in Wikipedia.)

Climate Scientist Polyptych
Naomi Oreskes, Kevin Anderson, Gavin Schmidt, Corinne Le Quere, Erica Thompson, James Hansen, Michael E. Mann Alison Green, Gail Bradbrook
Biff Vernon Oil on canvas each piece 23 x 23 cm

Warren Washington

Biff Vernon Oil on canvas 23 x 23 cm

Greta meets Jane

Biff Vernon Oil on canvas 45 x 60 cm

Doug Francis a Red Rebel

Biff Vernon Oil on canvas 34 x 28 cm

Svante Arrhenius - Glyn Goodwin

Jason Carlisle

The project was about the people connected to two nature reserves. Farr Ings and Blacktoft Sands, are areas that are both dependant on sea levels and the stability of the environment. I created two portraits of wardens involved within these areas.

First step to get involved: send us an email.

We are a Community Arts Group bringing Marcus Vergette's sculpture to the Lincolnshire Coast, one part of a permanent installation of Time and Tide Bells around Britain's coast, rung by the sea at high tide.
We aim to spark conversations about the coastline's past, present and future with a programme of art exhibitions and events

Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell Community Interest Company is a not-for profit organisation, registered at Companies House. Company Number 10934941