Friday, August 24, 2018

Audra Auclair Cirri Print Release By PangeaSeed

PangeaSeed is pleased to announce thier latest print release of our ongoing Sea of Change: The Year of Living Dangerously - Vol. 4 print suite by guest artist Audra Auclair (Canada). The highlighted marine species of this edition is the iconic nautilus.

At PangeaSeed, we believe a drop of paint can create an ocean of change and by unifying creative voices, we can help give our oceans a desperately needed voice via art and activism.

Artist: Audra Auclair
Title: Cirri
Edition Size: 75 plus 5 APs signed and numbered
Dimensions: 16x20 inches
Paper: Italian cold press water color paper with hand deckle edges
Pricing: $50 USD plus shipping
Available: Thursday, August 25th, 2018 at 12pm PST via

Artist statement
My piece "Cirri" is a depiction of the nautilus being cut free from netting by it’s spirit. The nautilus is a living fossil, that propels itself by it’s own biological jets that functions a lot like a submarine. It’s existence is miraculous and it immediately inspired me after learning more. The nautilus has existed for 500 million years (yes, they are older than dinosaurs) but they are slow growing invertebrates that take 15-20 years to mature. Once they do mature they only lay one egg that takes one year to incubate, because of this there are now six living species of nautilus that are on the decline. They are often caught up accidentally in fishing lines from overfishing and are trapped for their shell’s inner lining which is used as a substitute for pearls. They are also often trapped for their shells alone to be sold to tourists and shell collectors. Over 1.7 million of this mollusk’s shells were imported to the US in the past 16 years. To help keep this ancient creature alive be sure to avoid purchasing products that have pearls or fake pearl components, also consuming fish from sustainable sources or considering a diet with less seafood can greatly help save this animals population as well as many underwater creatures.

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