Purchase Protect The Blue Planet- Large Format Limited Edition Hand Pulled 2-Color Serigraph Print on 100% Cotton Coventry Rag Paper by Shepard Fairey Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.
2022 Signed & Numbered Hand Deckled 30 x 41 inches Serigraph on Coventry Rag, 100% cotton custom archival paper Hand-deckled edges Limited Edition of 75 Signed + Numbered Printed by Obey Giant
"Protect The Blue Planet" stands as a testament to Shepard Fairey's dedication to using his art as a vehicle for environmental advocacy, fusing the worlds of pop art, street art, and graffiti art. This limited edition, hand-pulled 2-color serigraph, reveals the intricate relationship between humanity and our environment. Imprinted on 100% cotton Coventry Rag paper, the choice of material underpins Fairey’s commitment to sustainable artistry. The dimensionality of the piece, 30 x 41 inches, lends itself to an immersive viewing experience, accentuated further by its hand-deckled edges, which bring a tactile, organic touch, reminiscent of the raw edges of street posters. In partnering with the PangeaSeed Foundation to release this work for Earth Month, Fairey encapsulates the pressing environmental concerns of the modern era. Central to the piece is the depiction of an endangered North Atlantic right whale that exudes a mandala with the earth cradled within. This mandala, rooted in various cultural traditions, signifies harmony, unity, and the interconnectivity of the planet's ecosystems. The floral ornaments within it blossom as symbols of flourishing harmony, but the contrasting inclusion of flames starkly reminds viewers of the ever-looming threat of global warming. The text - "Protect the Blue Planet" and "One Ocean-One People" - along with the chosen blue palette, draws attention to the inextricable bond between thriving oceans and a sustainable world. As a renowned figure in the street art community, Fairey's work has always pushed boundaries, and with "Protect The Blue Planet", he once again blurs the lines between artistic expression, activism, and social responsibility, reminding the world of its role in safeguarding the planet.
"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." – Shepard