For some time now, thanks to all the eco-friendly movements promoted by Greta Thunberg, a process of awareness raising about our planet has begun. Many people have taken action by sending alarm bells, including Hayden Williams, who wanted to show how rising sea levels can affect our daily lives. The project is called World Underwater and is a digital representation of high tides. What inspired Hayden Williams was a trip to Venice where he came to discover that the lagoon city is often attached and he was surprised by the ability to cope with this problem. From this he imagined the rest of the world in this kind of condition.
His 3D renderings show everyday scenes such as New York subway stations, restaurants and cinemas, all partially flooded. These images of a dystopian future are also given a dream quality, with a beautiful blue sky and a unique shade of pink, in contrast to the gravity of the situation. A colour that is very present in his work is precisely the pink that the artist considers to be personally very exciting and because, according to him, it has a positive effect on the brain. After focusing more on photography over the last five years, Hayden, who has a distant background in areas such as biochemistry and computer science, has shifted his focus to 3D graphics. World Underwater was born out of frustration at the lack of recognition of environmental problems, which is very evident in the United States under the leadership of a president who is known to be skeptical about the issue of climate change.