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Earth: Fragile Planet Exhibition

JUNE 3, 2010

EARTH: Fragile Planet is a nine week exhibit showcasing 120 illustrators, giving them a forum to set forth their personal views about the state of the world and the environment. Divided into five categories: earth, energy, air, water, and wildlife, the exhibit consists of multi-media works including original art in both traditional and digital medium, video, 3D, and comics. The exhibit is curated by Greg Manchess and Jack Unruh with able and enthusiastic assistance from Tara Jacoby and Kate Feirtag.

The Society has reached out to Global Water Challenge, a coalition of 24 leading organizations in the water and sanitation sector committed to achieving its collective vision of universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation. An online donation site has been created for the public to make donations and 100% of proceeds raised will go to GWC and their projects.

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This is the original sketch jotted down on a pad at a rented house in Eagles Mere, PA. I was not thinking of doing anything art related that day, but an idea occurred to me.

One can see a more recognizable version of the final art in this sketch.

I thought of adding this piece to the exhibition while I was doing it.  In the time since I did something more aggressive that could be a better fit, but this piece symbolizes a few things to me.  One is coming out of depression, another is finding beauty anywhere and more appropriately, the ever-increasing ways in which mankind encroaches upon the natural world.
If it were only the other way around.