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Night light pollution, perilous migration

Pollution lumineuse, migration périlleuse


  • Year : 2017
  • Dimensions : 19.685 x 19.685 inches
  • Techniques : Mixed media, oil and water painting, photo transfer

The artistic process

Light pollution affects all living things, especially migratory birds, most of which travel at night. Artificial light disrupts their biological rhythms and confuses their bearings. Disoriented, they alter their trajectories, needlessly prolonging their perilous journeys, or find themselves trapped in

hostile urban zones.

Cf. Jessica King, “Une revue de la littérature et une méta-analyse sur l’association entre la lumière artificielle la nuit et le cancer du sein, un enjeu de santé environnementale”. Thesis for the state diploma of doctor of medicine, Université Paris Cité, directed by Dr P. Guénel, 2023.