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Protect What You Love: Sharks & Rays

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Protect What You Love: Sharks & Rays by Eric Vozzola
Fine-art Giclée print on French cold-press watercolor paper
16 x 20 Inches
Hand-deckled edges
Edition of 50 + 5AP per color variant
Signed & numbered
Printed with by Paragon Press
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery

Photograph by Tre' Packard

This special edition is the second of four designs in the "Protect What You Love" series created in collaboration with Eric Vozzola.

After the coral reef edition, this second "Protect What You Love: Sharks & Rays" print highlights sharks and rays, some of our favorite ocean animals, of which many live a precarious life threatened by extinction.

Artist Statement

"Being born and raised in the desert of Las Vegas, NV, books, and TV were my only real exposure to the beauty of the ocean and ocean life – but I was hooked at an early age. I remember vividly as a kid having a few books on sharks and the ocean that I would flip through continuously. Some of my earliest memories of drawing were when I would try to recreate the illustrations of all the different types of sharks and ocean life I would read about in these books. I would watch nature documentaries and be absolutely fascinated with the mystery of the ocean and seeing these animals from my books come to life.

As an early lover of sharks and rays, I wanted to portray these beautiful creatures in the next iteration of my “Protect What You Love” poster series with PangeaSeed Foundation. I’ve illustrated various species of these animals flowing and interweaving around each other, which represents their necessity to the ocean as sustainers of balance and an integral part of our complex ocean ecosystem and to hopefully eliminate the fear that has been misinterpreted with these amazing animals. Investing my concerns in the awareness and protection of ocean through my art is extremely important to me because the way I will always see it: without the ocean, there would be no desert; no mountains; no home."
- Eric Vozzola -

Artist Bio

 Eric Vozzola

Eric is a fine artist, muralist, and graphic designer based out of Las Vegas, NV. He received his BFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has shown work nationally and locally, including three solo exhibitions in his hometown, as well as having created multiple public art pieces around the Las Vegas valley – all alongside working as an in-house and freelance graphic designer. In his studio work, Eric often focuses on geometry, color, and landscapes as his subject matters of choice in achieving his ultimate goal of building bridges between art, design, and environment. This combination of organic forms and textures balanced with geometric and design-heavy elements, run rampant throughout his work. The content of his work is fueled by his desert environment – from mountain-scaped horizons, organic life forms, and vibrant colors found in some of the most stunning sunsets in the Southwest. Eric believes his work impacts his audience by allowing for a visual arena to truly feel the vibrant colors he uses and to provide the mind with illusions of familiar, yet distant environments to transcend into deeper thought processes. Some of his recent notable projects include a third career solo exhibit currently at the Whitney Library Gallery in Las Vegas, collaborating on an immersive video room installation for Life Is Beautiful Festival in September 2017, and contributing local environmentally-focused murals to the Clark County utility box public art project in May 2017.

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