May is here and summer is just around the corner. This month we are greeted with the largest animal on the planet. Boris is a Blue Whale. He enjoys traveling and makes his way all around the world, never settling in one place for too long.
Boris will be available at NAKATOMI in the usual sets of a 12×12 print, a 5×5 print and a sticker all in one nice package!
He will also be available at Parts and Labour in Austin, TX!
As a special treat, please enjoy this video of the making of this print featuring the music of local Austin band, the Bumping Uglies:
On another note I would like to take a second to speak about the ocean. Illegal whaling, poaching, litter and a multitude of other issues face our friends of the seas. There is a lot that we can chose to do to help, it starts with being responsible. Using reusable bags, placing our trash in the appropriate places and taking care of this world we live in. If you’d like to know more about some of the issues the face the ocean and how you can help please visit PangeaSeed:
PangeaSeed is an organization that I can get behind because they have a great message and support the arts in their effort to make this world a better place for both humans and the creatures we share our lives with.
Here’s a little info on PangeaSeed straight from the source:
Established in 2009, PangeaSeed is an international movement uniting and educating individuals across the globe on the importance of protecting sharks and preserving the oceans.Pangea derives from ancient Greek meaning entire Earth. It’s the concept of the super continent surrounded by a single vast ocean that existed about 250 million years ago before the current continents were separated into their now recognizable forms. Sharks balanced and controlled the oceans then and they continue to now…but for how much longer?PangeaSeed aims to unify and connect individuals around the world, opening a dialog to share ideas and develop a better global understanding of our connection with sharks and the oceans. Through education, awareness and action we are working together to solve this environmental crisis. No matter where you are in the world, your lifestyle and consumptions habits positively or negatively effect every animal (including humans), plant, and ecosystem on the planet. In short, like Pangea, we are all connected.Usually when someone thinks of the word “seed”, it conjures up an image of growth. Through the PangeaSeed network, we strive to grow together to develop a better global understanding of the need to protect sharks and preserve the oceans.The “seed” in PangeaSeed is also an acronym meaning Special Education Ecology and Design.
Sustainability represents a core value of PangeaSeed. Continuously educating youth and adults the world over to consume more responsibly and consciously, PangeaSeed strives to be a positive and proactive example of sustainability in a world of rampant consumerism and ecosystem exploitation. Whenever producing merchandise or aligning for a partnership, we make it a priority to choose environmentally friendly materials and like-minded partners to ensure our products have a smaller impact on the Earth’s natural environment.
Education is a major goal. Providing people with the necessary information and tools they need to work toward managing and solving the plight of sharks, threatened marine life and the oceans. Also, by actively conducting research, we aim to better inform ourselves and the general public of the realities and status of the issue.
Ecology promotion raises much need global awareness regarding our relationship with the natural world and the direct effect we have on marine biodiversity and the ocean ecosystem.
Design, art, film and photography we believe can transcend cultures and borders. Raising awareness and uniting people across the globe regarding key issues such as the plight of sharks.
Save the sharks, save the oceans, save ourselves.