A new work by British artist Dan Rawlings currently housed inside a 19th-century church in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire: a canopy of foliage plasma-cut into the steel shell of a reclaimed oil tanker. To wit:
Future Returns invites us to examine our own part in commercialization and the resulting changes to our natural environment. Rawlings believes it is easy to demonize industry but we must acknowledge that it has allowed life as we know it to bloom. It is our ability to design, create and produce that has put towns like Scunthorpe on the global map. He also believes oil companies have much to answer for, from the state of our environment to mistrust of science.