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Drawing: Pencil, Paper, Manipulated, New Media on Paper.
ABOUT THE WORK
Over 80 per cent of marine pollution comes from land-based activities. From plastic bags to pesticides – most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans. People once assumed that the ocean was so large that all pollutants would be diluted and dispersed to safe levels. But in reality, they have not disappeared and some toxic man-made chemicals have even become more concentrated as they have entered the food chain – contaminating fishes, and eventually humans.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Passionate about the conservation of life, I explore the beauty of wildlife, nature and humans. From endangered species to threatened oceans and humanitarian crisis across the globe, art becomes the means to social and environmental consciousness.
My mixed media technique is a connection between technology and craft. Much like the causes I explore and their interconnection, what starts as a drawing takes shape digitally just to return to its non-digital state with acrylic, ink and other fine art mediums. In a world of high-tech/ low-touch society, I convey the importance human touch still holds in a technological driven culture, purposely interrupting the digital process as a reminder that we have to “physically” do more to coexist with wildlife, nature and each other.
Ten per cent from sales of Simone’s artwork is donated to organizations around the world in support of wildlife, humanitarian and environmental causes.
Since 2016, the following organizations have been recipients of this initiative: Rhinos Without Borders, Oceana, UNHCR, WWF, Friends of the Earth (FOE), Survival International, Polar Bears International, Australian Koala Foundation, Toronto Wildlife Centre, Canadian Wildlife Federation, International Elephants Foundation, Orangutan Foundation International and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.
• Digitally enhanced images of original pencil on paper drawings
• 24 x 27 inches (61 x 68.5 cm)
• Limited Edition (edition size: 25)
• Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity
• UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper 250gsm (a high-performance, smooth surface, matte finish professional fine art paper)