An artist observes the world around us. They are both participant and outsider looking in; taking notes and representing what they see through their chosen medium, be it paint, clay or photograph. It seems impossible therefore that the issues affecting the planet wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be part of the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psyche while creating work. Whether taking an emotional, political or academic viewpoint, the artist is creating a new platform for awareness; passing their ideas to new generations and allowing the viewer to connect with the planet through alternative perspectives. The climate crisis, changing landscapes and declining natural spaces are all themes explored by artists in this issue. While we are all aware of the catastrophic effects that modern society is having on the environment, to be confronted with such artworks may ignite a new desire for change, to preserve for the present and the future.