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EARTH DAY 2018

22 – 29 April

 

It’s hard to not notice the growing momentum to stop our planet being choked with plastic pollution and our ArtCan Earth Day online exhibition is our way of contributing to raising awareness.

 

Each artwork is for sale and a % of proceeds will be donated to the Plastic Oceans Charity. As with all of our exhibitions the money – minus the charitable donation – will go in its entirety to the artists enabling them to continue to develop their creative practice. Please also follow our story on @artcanorg and consider signing: www.earthday.org/stop-using-disposable-plastic 
With thanks to ArtCan members Catherine Fenton, Dafni Bampanioti and Kate Enters for collating this vibrant collection of artworks responding to and celebrating the amazing earth we live on.

”The color of the sea was turquoise, what will it be in future? an ocean of plastic?”

 

Michelle Hold

Turquoise Memories
Acrylics and pigments on canvas
60 x 60 cm
£303.00

”Rivers are beautiful symbols of life… from hidden springs in the earth they provide a constant renewal of clean water for all, but further downstream the flow sadly often becomes tainted, polluted and toxic, bringing illness and death.”

 

Edmund Palao

The Source of the River Thames, Gloucestershire
Acrylic on card
18 x 28 cm

£395

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I am celebrating the nurturing power of the earth, and the symbiotic relationship that humanity has with the trees in particular.

 

Eleanor Buffam
Symbiont Ilaria Yew
Oil on canvas
£750.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”One day soon there will be a plastic moon
Shining on a plastic sea
There will be a plastic lady with a plastic baby
Sitting on her plastic knee.
( I.H. 1968 )”

 

Ian Harris
Branches Everywhere
Acrylic on canvas

£200

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”My art is composed of a work of organic and abstract forms, reflecting on the urge to reconnect with Mother Nature while living as an hyperactive city-dweller.” 

 

Geraldine Molia
Botanical Wonders I
Watercolour, pencil and copper leaf
£820.00

(15% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”Bird numbers are falling catastrophically every year, even our garden birds.”


Jill Meager
Coal Tit 3
Charcoal on paper
70x 50 cm
£700.00

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”My work celebrates the beauty of nature in one of its simplest forms.”

 

Dafni Bampanioti
A Study of Thirty-Eight Roses
Oil on cotton
40 x 50 cm
£150.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”Pink Queen is inspired of my recent move to Windsor where I am more surrounded with beautiful nature. The flowers growing and the sun as old victorian symbol lays in her hair.”

 

Meriliis Rinne
Pink Queen
Print on paper, part of an limited edition of 30.
30 x 30 cm

£38.00

(30% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”This piece celebrates the fragile beauty of our planet, and the impermanence which helps us to treasure it all the more.”

 

Cat Sweet  (SOLD)
The Dying of the Light
Mixed media on Canvas
£75.00

(30% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Nick Grindrod
Save Me a Piece
Oil on ply panel
60 x 60 cm
£350.00

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Rachel Maggart
Land of Plenty
Oil on linen
50 x 70 cm
£1200.00

(25% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”As the theme of Earth Day this year is plastic pollution, the ocean came to mind and the extreme consequences of plastic pollution we are now seeing therein.”

 

Adrienne Egger
Into the Deep, the Deep is Calling: Watercolours N°1
Oil on canvas
135 x 170 cm
£2771.00

(30% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”Light is an amazing aspect of Planet Earth, bringing life to every dark corner. I wanted to show how a small ray of light can produce a life force for things to grow even in a dark corner full of plastic rubbish. The main flower actually growing through a plastic bottle.”

 

Linda Burrows

Ray of light
Acrylic
40 x 50 x 2 cm
£450.00

(15% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I love the cycle of the seasons and the way that dramatic winter weather can spotlight trees as they rest before spring returns.”

 

Diana Burch
Stormlight
Ink on paper
£280.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I celebrate the hope and joy that all of nature offers us.”

 

Jess de Zilva
May Beetle
Graphite on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
£85.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I celebrate the hope and joy that all of nature offers us.”

 

Jess de Zilva

Raven
Graphite on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
£105.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”We too often take for granted the amazing world we live on.. we forget that our placement is transient, marked only by our interaction with each other: for example the postcards we send to loved ones from our holidays.. but what right have we to brag about our beautiful holidays and say those “wish you were here’s” when we aren’t doing all we can to preserve the beauty? Our oceans, landscapes and the air that we breath needs gentle care to ensure that even when we have gone, and are but postcards of memories, this amazing planet can still slowly spin with grace and health for our future generations..”

 

Kate Enters

Rules of Adulthood on a Postcard: Never too old for Bubbles

Acrylic on Board

£450.00

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I celebrate Earth Day with Bluebells; they face many threats in the UK which include the loss of ancient woodland habitat.”

 

Laura Fishman
Bluebells at Littlewood
Acrylic on canvas
£350.00

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

“The blue of the Mediterranean Sea, the heart of my culture”

 

Christian Gastaldi
Monocromo Azul (casi)
Torn magazines on wood panel

£1890.00

(30% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Teja Tegelj 
Just a sky
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 cm

£563

(10% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

“The earth is a beautiful living entity. Earth takes care of us and we must make every effort to preserve and prosper our planet.” 

 

Olga Mikhaseva
Flowers, Fruits, Candies
Oil on canvas
£500.00

”From an ongoing series of large scale tree studies inspired by ‘The Practical (James. E. Lovelock) Science of Planetary Medicine’ the contemporary atmosphere and other writings incl ‘The Secret Life of Trees’ by Colin Tudge.”

 

Adam Berry

Mature, Veteran and Working Trees, Snapped, Twisted and Dancing Pines (High above West Malvern)
Charcoal
£1250.00

(25% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

A celebration of the distance and vastness of the sea and how it has the ability to make us switch off and think.

 

Sal Jones  (SOLD)
He Wanted To Talk
Oil on paper
51 x 41 cm

£250.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

This work is made from supermarket plastic bags. The character portrayed is a plastic surgeon – It is highlighting fakery whilst recycling plastic waste.

 

Sal Jones
I Was Hasty (plastic surgery)
Supermarket plastic bags on canvas
122 x 152 cm

NFS

”Not so much about my connection with Earth, but my artist friend Tarique’s; his obsession even, as he sits in front of one of his metaphysical forests – the recurring theme in his work.”

 

Peter D’Alessandri
Tarique
Oil on linen

NFS

”Water is part of our bodies, our culture, our pleasure, constantly recycling itself in nature, a force of life and destruction, which deserves our constant respect.”

 

Catherine Fentnon

Thoughts Recycled

Mixed media
£900.00

(25% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”The endless variety of life forms and the synergy that exists between them.  We should be in awe of this incredible planet, as conscious beings we understand these connections between the Earth and all life that inhabits it.   We have a duty of care to make sure that ALL LIFE is respected and the ecosystems which support it are not destroyed by shortsighted, individualistic behaviour.  With great power comes great responsibility.”

 

Genevieve Leavold  (SOLD)
Singularity
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 cm
£300.00

(10% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”This piece is sculptural – I cut open a large tin of gone-off resin and found the ocean like solid form. For the photo I have wrapped it in discarded plastic from an Amazon package. My idea is to create a visual representation of our seas becoming suffocated by plastic pollution.” 

 

Amy Oliver
Sea Change
Gone-off resin and discarded plastic
14 x 18 x 10 cm
NFS

Prints are available on request

”It may soon be too late to save the Oceans!”

 

Filip Assuncao
Save the Oceans
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 100 cm
£900.00

(40% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”Inspired by the Indigenous Australian ethos of the land we inhabit being a part of us rather than a commodity or possession, whilst highlighting Australia as a demonstration of the world’s differing climates and colours, compacted into one continent – its red deserts, its snow peaks, its forests, its jungles – an island of the earth’s diversity – its simultaneous beauty and harshness.”

 

Daisy Courtauld
I am The Land
Type and ink on paper
£300.00

Limited edition prints £130

(25% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I am celebrating the Earth’s water, the fundamental building block of life on Earth.”

 

KV Duong
Blue
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 122 cm
£1500

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Lawrence Mathias
The Other Message
Acrylic on paper
£75.00

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

“This lady is so confident that she blows bubbles among a forest of cacti! In my art Nature is always represented as a metaphor of life, every thorn here is a difficulty and a struggle to reach our happiness, but joy can always be found if we believe in ourselves and live in harmony with people we love and the world we’re in.”

Irene Raspollini
Confidence
Acrylic on canvas
35 x 50 cm
£400.00

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”My love for flowers and nature is often used as key themes in my artwork.”

 

Nadya Yakustidi

Thoughts
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 90 cm
£500.00

(10% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Mirella Bandini
Waterlogged I,II & III
Glass
£300.00 each

£800.00 for the set of 3

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Simon Probyn
Cypress Tree
Steel
210 cm in height, 9okg

£900.00

(10% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”This work celebrates the continuous and increasing power, scale and force of the waterfall that can be experienced as you venture nearer to its source.”

 

Nicola Moody
Waterfall
Handwoven synthetic yarn
£600.00

(10% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”My submission is a print based on the most distant photograph taken of the earth by the voyager space probe in in 1990. This is one of the most important images of our home ever taken and in my mind is relevant for world earth day from the perspective of as a species we take our planet for granted. This image shows how fragile our planet is but also how miraculous, we need to take care of our environment as it is the only one we have.”

 

Hannah Pratt
Suspended in a Sunbeam
Digital print, limited edition of 20
29.7 x 42 cm

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”This piece combines a picture of the globe behind a representation of Morse Code, with the visible (but fading) bars of the globe spelling out “SOS” (probably one of the most well-known coded phrases ever). The fading bars and the darkness between them illustrate that the Earth’s resources are being used up and that time is running out.”

 

Richard Parsons
Code: Globe SOS
Digital Print
£550.00

(Currently on display in the Kunsthuis Gallery)

”My work celebrates the irreplaceable nature of the sentient world we all live on – a planet like no other that we are aware of.” 

 

Stefan Dowsing
Earth Dreaming
High quality print, limited edition of 25.
100 x 100 cm
£500.00

(25% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”My earliest memories are of sailing, wandering and collecting with a lasting influence on my response to place, texture and colour and it was quite recently that it hit me that my sculptural palette of delicate, muted colours was significantly influenced by the salt marshes of my youth: as if this has been laid down in my body as the “right way” to see things.”

 

Julie Brixey-Williams MRBS
Incoming tide (Lymington)
Chinese ink on rice paper
29.7  x 42 cm
£280.00 (for mounted drawing)

(10% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”By our hands, we are rising up to save our planet—there is hope we can make a difference.”

 

Katherine Filice   (SOLD)

Hope
Pen and ink on Archival paper
15.2 x 50.8 cm
£462.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I celebrate the flowering of apple trees.”

 

Helen Shulkin
Apple Trees
Oil on canvas
50 x 70 cm
£1000.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I will be celebrating our deep physical and metaphysical connection to the earth. It gives us so much life and beauty and I feel it’s our purpose to learn from it and protect our home.”

 

Jessica K Ballantyne

Labyrinth
Digital print on German etching paper, limited edition
£45.00

(15% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”When I dream of the ocean I imagine myself floating in clear tranquil water with abundant sea life swimming around me. In reality I don’t think I would even want to dip my toe in, with the pollution and devastation that plastic is creating.”

 

Linda Burrows
Floating in Clear Waters
Acrylic
30 x 40 x 5 cm
£450.00

(15% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

”I celebrate the hope and joy that all of nature offers us.”

 

Jess de Zilva
Cow
Graphite on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
£140.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Svetlana Grishina
Knowledge Harvest
Acrylic on paper
25 x 32 cm
£200.00

(50% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Cathal Lindsay
Earthglitch, video

£300

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Cathal Lindsay  (19 left)
Earthglitch
Still II, limited edition prints of 20

£10 each

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Cathal Lindsay  (19 left)
Earthglitch
Still I, limited edition prints of 20

£10 each

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)

Cathal Lindsay   (19 left)
Earthglitch
Still III, limited edition prints of 20

£10 each

(20% donation to Plastic Oceans Charity)