PangeaSeed is pleased to announce the latest print of the ongoing Sea of Change: The Year of Living Dangerously – Vol. 3 print suite by guest artist Mary Iverson (USA). The highlighted issue of this edition is climate change and polar bear conservation. More information and images after the jump!
Artist: Mary Iverson
Title: Ursus Maritimus
Issue: polar bear conservation and climate change
Edition of 50 prints plus 5 artist proofs signed/numbered
Paper: Italian cold press watercolor paper
Dimensions: 20×20 inches
Price: $100 USD plus shipping and handling
Printed by Paragon Press
Available Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 12pm PST at https://shop.pangeaseed.co/
The saddest thing about climate change is the suffering it is causing in the animal world. The plight of the polar bear is particularly heartbreaking to me because the bears evoke such sentiment. Their majestic countenance combined with a fuzzy, adorable appeal makes my heart melt.
I chose the title of this piece, Ursus maritmus, because the bear’s Latin name is more evocative of the actual niche of this majestic creature. What makes this bear really special is that it swims and hunts in the ocean. My print depicts a troubling time for Ursus maritimus; human activities are encroaching upon the pristine Arctic wilderness, and global warming is shrinking the sea ice that the bear needs to survive. I portray the bear as being innocent and also powerless over the situation that is unfolding.