Thursday, September 10, 2020

Amok Island Endangered Marine Species of the World Poster Release

PangeaSeed Foundation is pleased to announce the latest print release in their 2020 print project, "In Peril: A Visual Story of Our Ocean's Greatest Challenges". Featuring original artwork by supporting ARTivist Amok Island (Netherlands), this stunning limited art print edition highlights the mass extinction of endangered marine species.

We are amidst the largest period of species extinction in the last 60 million years. Normally, between one and five species will go extinct annually. However, scientists estimate that we are now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate, with multiple extinctions daily. Multiple species will disappear before we learn about them or the benefits they bring to our planet.

Artist: Amok Island (Netherlands)
Title: “Endangered Marine Species of the World”
Dimensions: A2 - 420 x 594mm
Details: 7 color screenprint on 100lb French cover paper.
Limited edition of 75 signed and numbered by the artist.
Pricing: $100 USD
Printed by the good people of VGKids (USA)

Featured marine species:
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Sea otter
Saw Fish
Bluefin Tuna
Green sea turtle
Blue Whale
Staghorn coral
Yellow-eyed penguin
Nassau Grouper
Great Hammerhead

Artist statement:
"Scientists estimate that we are currently losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate of extinction. Habitat destruction, exploitation, and climate change are driving the loss of half of the world’s wild animal population. We rarely see what's beneath the waves and the incredibly unique and important species that are responsible for balancing the delicate ocean ecosystem. I chose to highlight a selection of endangered marine species that I personally admire and want to help spotlight. If we can all see these animals with fresh eyes and understand their importance, we might have a chance to save them. I feel my art can help give these voiceless species a creative voice, and in turn, inspire and educate others to be better stewards of our oceans and planet." - Amok Island

 Release date: Thursday, September 3 at 12pm PDT via

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