Thursday, November 16, 2017

Teagan White PangeaSeed Kelp Forest Art Print Release

PangeaSeed is pleased to announce the latest print of the ongoing Sea of Change: The Year of Living Dangerously - Vol. 3 print suite by guest artist Teagan White (USA). The highlighted marine species of this edition is the endangered sea otter.

Artist: Teagan White (USA)
Title: "Kelp Forest"
Seven color screen print
Edition size: 75 regular and 25 variant (hand-embellished)
Dimensions: 18x24 inches

Available Thursday, November 16 at 12pm PST via

Artist statement:
My piece "Kelp Forest" depicts sea otters swimming among kelp, Garibaldi fish, and schools of sardines. I wanted to portray otters both in their natural environment, and literally intertwined with the marine life that they feed on and help sustain. What's sometimes overlooked in conversations about endangered and threatened species is the role one species often plays in a nuanced and interconnected ecosystem. Sea otters have a huge impact on their coastal habitat, preying on marine animals that consume kelp and maintaining the balance needed for the forests to support diverse life and reduce carbon levels.

The threats to sea otters are equally complex; food shortages have caused their habitat range to expand, putting some populations in danger as they encounter new threats like shark attacks, oil spills, fishing traps, toxic pollutants, and parasites. Habitat preservation, regulation of run-off and pollutants, responsible fishing practices, and oil spill prevention are just a few measures we can take to help sea otters continue their important work as regulators of coastal ecosystems. - Teagan White

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