11.28.2009

ESPP Blog

I wanted to let you all know about a new blog that I am writing, with friend and collaborator (in all sorts of endeavors involving art, nature, activism and witchcraft and mischief-making in general), Molly Schafer. Our new blog is associated with our project, that's been getting a lot of press lately (yay!), The Endangered Species Print Project.

The Endangered Species Print Project (ESPP) offers limited-edition art prints of critically endangered species. The number of prints available corresponds with the remaining animal or plant populations.

For example, only 45 Amur Leopards remain in the wild, so for this edition, only 45 prints will ever be made.

A different organization, whose mission is to the ensure the survival of the specie depicted, is chosen for each print. 100% of the sales of ESPP prints are donated to these conservation organizations.
Please go check out and bookmark/follow the ESPP Blog. We'll be posting there frequently about amazing endangered species you've never heard of, biodiversity in the news, and all kinds of incredible facts and stories for those of you who are passionate about the natural world. We'd love it if you'd join us there at EndangeredSpeciesPrintProject.blogspot.com

You can also become a fan of ESPP on Facebook,
here.

Oh, and ESPP prints make great holiday gifts for loved ones! Shameless plug! Art gift plus conservation gift is full of win!

11.26.2009

Eco-Graffiti

I love to see good/innovative street art, so I often peer into hidden alleys and look on old warehouse doors for cool stickers or little paintings in Chicago and when traveling. Sometimes, a work-site fence or ugly underpass is a better venue for a work of art than a pristine gallery wall.

Now, when that art is more than just a spray can throw-up, and has a great message, well that's even better. Bringin' it to the people! Love it.


Below, Milwaukee-based artist Jesse Graves gives us something to think about with his bio-degradable mud graffiti.





Anna Garforth, below, transcribes the first line of a friend's poem with moss she attached to the wall using biodegradable methods. Below, she expounds:

“This is the first in an on-going project, and I have much experimentation to do in terms of how and where I place it. The piece is the first sentence of a verse. The second sentence of the verse will be made and displayed somewhere else around the city [London] in a couple of weeks time, and so on until the whole verse has been transcribed.”



And Edina Todoki, below, gives a softer-edge to the urban landscape with her living moss-graffiti. Oooh, see that turkey with the deer and rabbit? That reminds me that I'm done with the computer for today, and off to have some Tofurkey, with my special vegetarian wild-mushroom gravy!


11.09.2009

...And then do something about it.


Great piece by an unknown creator. Let's post these everywhere.