There’s a print of Jorge Macchi’s that I google every half year or so, just to see if some jaded collector has tired of it. I’ll cast my net in the depths of the internet and see if it comes up with a hit. Has the sold-out lithograph (Edition of 50), originally from 2007 printed by Polígrafa Obra Gràfica in Barcelona, resurfaced on some online marketplace? Mare Tranquillitatis depicts an old-fashioned map in hues of faded turquoise. There’s a grid showing degrees of latitudes and longitudes, and the names of the oceans in Spanish – but nothing else. All land, every continent and island, has been erased, seemingly swallowed by water, and now a sea of tranquility reigns. The print, to me, is a perfect example of the juxtapositions that make up Macchi’s best works. The image hits that sweet spot between poetic and alarmist, one moment seemingly innocuous, lyrical, the next moment a seething commentary on global warming, as if the tide had turned and revealed muddy grounds.