Amok Island, "Endangered Marine Species of the World"
Endangered Marine Species of the World by Amok Island
7 color screenprint on 100lb French cover paper
420 x 594mm (A2) Limited Edition of 75
Signed & Numbered
Printed with ♥ by VGKids
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Featured Endangered Marine Species
Hawaiian Monk Seal Sea otter Saw Fish Bluefin Tuna Manatee Albatros Green sea turtle Blue Whale Staghorn coral Yellow-eyed penguin Nassau Grouper Great Hammerhead
"Scientists estimate that we are currently losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate of extinction. Habitat destruction, exploitation, and climate change are driving the loss of half of the world’s wild animal population. We rarely see what's beneath the waves and the incredibly unique and important species that are responsible for balancing the delicate ocean ecosystem. I chose to highlight a selection of endangered marine species that I personally admire and want to help spotlight. If we can all see these animals with fresh eyes and understand their importance, we might have a chance to save them. I feel my art can help give these voiceless species a creative voice, and in turn, inspire and educate others to be better stewards of our oceans and planet."
- Amok Island -
Amok Island (born Amsterdam, 1983) is a multi-disciplinary artist from the Netherlands, based in Fremantle, Western Australia and if he wasn't an artist he would be a biologist. Heavily inspired by early naturalists’ scientific illustrations, his work embodies the accuracy and precision representative of technical drawings, used for identification purposes.
The theme of natural exploration and conservation is a strong and constant undercurrent of Amok Island’s artistic practice. His lifelong fascination with nature and her relationships and history with mankind drive the artist’s obvious appreciation and obsession with his subjects and his urge to direct the attention of his audience to them.
Amok Island pursues a point of balance where minimal shape and color remain capable of realistically representing a subject. To accomplish this, he renders his subjects to near bare minimum geometric elements of form and places paramount importance on the use of a carefully considered color palette.
Amok Island has created murals in over 25 countries worldwide and exhibited his work in Australia, the Netherlands, and Japan.