These "Desert Today Ocean Tomorrow" and "Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow" prints are inspired by the tranquil view and angled shadows looking from the courtyard of Georgia O'Keeffe's studio through to the surrounding New Mexico desert. However, I replaced the desert with a flood on the horizon in these prints. There is beauty in the ways people adapt to live in demanding terrain, whether it be in proximity to oceans or deserts. Even though people are remarkably adaptive, the unpredictable impacts of climate change mean that many of those adaptive measures are not suited to protect from unexpected droughts, floods, and temperature swings. We have the means to adapt to the use of more renewable energy sources, which will mitigate climate change and be much less costly and chaotic than adapting to rising sea levels and rising temperatures. Let's evolve and embrace the adaptive measures that make the most sense rather than burying our heads in the sand. A portion of the proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support its work to enhance environmental protections and combat climate change.
Desert Today Ocean Tomorrow & Ocean Today Desert Tomorrow. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 375. A limited amount of matching numbered sets will be available for $110. Sold separately for $55.