Thursday, June 17, 2021

Drew Merritt The Octopus: Revisited Art Print Release


To celebrate World Oceans Week, PangeaSeed Foundation is pleased to announce the latest fine art print release for their educational print program, Printed Oceans. Featuring original artwork by supporting ARTivist Drew Merritt (USA).

"The Octopus: Revisited" is a hand-crafted edition that highlights the importance of ocean stewardship and the conservation of vulnerable marine species such as the iconic octopus.

Artist: Drew Merritt (USA)
Title: "The Octopus: Revisited"

Print dimensions: 36x36 inches
Edition of 10 | hand-embellished with 24K gold with a one-inch border printed on Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260gsm paper | signed/numbered by the artist | $550 USD

Edition of 20 | one-inch border printed on Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260gsm paper | signed/numbered by the artist | $400 USD

Release date: Thursday, June 10 at 12 pm PDT via

Artist Statement:

"Coming from a farm and ranch background in the desert of New Mexico, I quickly learned to value water. I had the privilege to see the Ocean for the first time when I was about 23, and since then my appreciation of natural resources significantly increased. Being a respectful steward to the Earth and understanding that its beauty relies on our upkeep and stewardship is critical.

When I migrated to LA and found myself closer to the oceans, I also found myself realizing how much a populated area can affect the ocean’s delicate ecosystem. Being an artist has allowed me to travel the world and see the bodies of water that cover it. It’s heartbreaking to see how some of our oceans aren’t treated with the same care as others. PangeaSeed Foundation has done an amazing job of connecting and educating thousands of people by joining facts about our ocean’s needs with artistic expression to spread awareness.

The issue of maintaining the oceans is important to me, so I was thrilled to team up and share my print of “The Octopus.” Octopuses are highly intelligent animals, known for their ability to adapt in their environment. Many have been known to use resources available to them, such as coconut shells to build little houses for themselves. When needing to take quick cover or blend in, octopuses can camouflage themselves. These two facts alone drive home that these amazing animals have taught themselves how to survive in their ecosystems as they are. Therefore, we need to help protect it. After all, most of these guys have three hearts. The least we could do is use our one.” - Drew Merritt

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