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Consumerism

Nneka Jones

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Regular Edition (Red)

16 x 20 Inches
Printed on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm museum-grade archival paper
Limited Edition of 35
Signed & Numbered
Printed with by Static Medium

Variant Edition (Green)

18 x 24 inches
Uniquely hand-embellished
Printed on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm museum-grade archival paper
Limited Edition of 15
Signed & Numbered
Printed with by Static Medium

Artist Statement

"This print series focuses on driving honest and thought-provoking conversations surrounding topics such as the intersection of marine conservation and environmental justice. As an activist artist, issues such as consumerism and greed have become such a large threat to our marine life and the environment. Our continuous and growing desires coupled with ignorance create a recipe for disaster in which future generations may not be able to save.

There is no doubt that consumerism has been a driving force behind the issue of pollution, creating a negative cyclical effect. With plastic bags, cups, forks, and other human-made waste washing up on shorelines or floating in the ocean, it is clear that after we feed our greed, there is little to no regard for preserving our environment and marine life. Hence, I drew my inspiration from the Target tagline "Expect More. Pay Less."

The purpose of this image is to merge the "Public Art" initiative and message through the imagery, texture, and symbolism, almost like it is spray painted boldly on a wall or acts as a poster to catch the viewer's attention. This graphic image should be a constant reminder that now is the time to change and act; being more environmentally conscious when we make our purchases as the world will ultimately pay the biggest price."

- Nneka Jones -

Artist Bio

Trinidad is a melting pot of rich cultures, festivals, ethnicities, and diverse groups, all of which have influenced Nneka Jones' identity and artwork. The Caribbean soil is where the seeds of her artistic roots were first sowed. As the youngest of four children she immersed herself in exploring her natural talents. Jones was fascinated with drawing, painting and sculpting portraits of women and notable Caribbean figures. In 2016, after placing first in the Caribbean for Art and Design Examinations, Jones saw an opportunity to further her art education in the United States and made the difficult decision to leave family and friends behind to pursue her art career.

The twenty-four-year old artist graduated with a BFA and minor in Marketing from the University of Tampa in May 2020.

She has since blossomed into a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media, embroidery, paint, etc. to produce thought-provoking, activist artwork that advocates for the protection of women and girls through contemporary portraiture. One of her most notable achievements was a commission from TIME magazine to produce the cover artwork for the August 31st/ September 7th issue 2020. Her work has since been acquired by the Tampa Museum of Art, FL, Florida Craft Art Gallery, FL, The Ferman Center for the Arts, FL and many other private and public collectors. She uses her artwork as a tool to advocate for the protection of women and girls of color and is most known for her realistic embroidered portraits with lasting impressions but continues to evolve in her practice.

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