New Ceramic Coral Reefs by Courtney Mattison Draw Attention to Earth’s Changing Oceans

“Aqueduct” (2016), glazed stoneware and porcelain, 8 x 8 x 1 feet, all images via Courtney Mattison “Aqueduct” (2016), glazed stoneware and porcelain, 8 x 8 x 1 feet Doubling as an artist and ocean advocate, Courtney Mattison (previously) produces large-scale ceramic installations that draw attention to conservation of our planet’s…

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Dramatic Aerial Landscape Photos of Our Impact on Nature Captured by Daniel Beltrá

February 8th 2007, Southern Ocean, all images © Daniel Beltrá During his past two decades as a photographer, Daniel Beltrá has photographed landscapes in all seven continents, exploring equally the beauty and tragedy found in nature across the globe. Beltrá works mostly in the air, providing the viewer with the…

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The Good of the Hive: Artist Matthew Willey Travels the World to Paint 50,000 Bees

In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of the humble honey bee, New York-based artist Matt Willey founded the Good of the Hive Initiative, an ambitious project to personally paint 50,000 bees in murals around the world. The number itself isn’t arbitrary, it takes about that many bees…

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Bright Environmental Paintings Focused on Survival by Artist Julie Heffernan

Artist Julie Heffernan‘s paintings are technically complicated, layers of detail filling her often 5-foot-tall canvases. Although enchanting, her environments reference disaster and distress, situations that peek into how we might reposition ourselves in nature after massive traumas such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. “We are slowly making our…

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Members of a Brazilian Indigenous Tribe Projected Onto the Amazon Rainforest by Photographer Philippe Echaroux

In a gesture to draw attention to the massive deforestation ravaging the Amazon rainforest, French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux projected the faces of indigenous Brazilians onto the forest’s trees. The projected images demonstrate the deep connection between the rainforest and its inhabitants, acknowledging the need for the preservation of their home…

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Speculative Paintings of a Graffiti-Covered Earth by Josh Keyes

“Descent” (2016), acrylic on panel, 8″x10″ Josh Keyes‘ newest series features subjects both manmade and natural, their common element being several layers of graffiti that cover a space shuttle, a melting iceberg, and even a whale’s tail. For the last ten years these marks had remained in the background of Keyes’…

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