Special release to promote the PangeaSeed Foundation's upcoming book 'Sea Change: A Decade of ARTivism for Oceans', featuring a foreword and 'Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans' mural by Shepard Fairey.
Dimensions: 18 x 24 Inches
Medium: Screenprint on cream Speckletone Paper
Provenance: Signed, numbered, and dated by artist. Comes with PangeaSeed certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 375
ABOUT THE ART
"To celebrate Earth Month, in collaboration with PangeaSeed Foundation, I'm pleased to release, Protect The Blue Planet, which features an endangered North Atlantic right whale emanating a mandala with the earth as its focal point.
In several cultures, the mandala represents harmony, unity, and wholeness, all of which are important concepts when considering the interconnected nature of the planet's ecosystems, people, and species. The mandala features floral ornaments symbolizing harmony in bloom but also flames as a reminder of the perils of global warming.
The "Protect the Blue Planet" and "One Ocean-One People" text within the artwork and the blue color palette serve to emphasize the crucial connection between healthy oceans and a healthy planet."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "Hope" poster.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.