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Supercritical Fluid

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Print Details

Standard: Edition of 50 (signed & numbered)
3-color screen print featuring split fountain on French 100lb Madero Beach paper
Variant: Edition of 20 (signed & numbered)
3-color screen print featuring split fountain on Cougar Cream paper
18" x 24"
Printed by Nakatomi Inc.
Artist Bio
Joshua Budich is an independent illustrator, working for numerous galleries and media-outlets around the globe, with a primary focus on screenprints. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BFA in 2000, and resides in the Baltimore/DC area with his wife, son, and baby girl.
Hydrothermal vents, also in the deep sea, were unknown until about 30 years ago, when they were discovered in the submersible Alvin.

Hydrothermal vents are found at an average depth of about 7,000 feet and are essentially underwater hot springs created by tectonic plates. These huge plates in the Earth’s crust move and create cracks in the ocean floor. Ocean water enters these cracks, is heated up by the Earth’s magma, and then released through the hydrothermal vents, along with minerals such as hydrogen sulfide.

The water coming out of the vents can reach incredible temperatures of up to 750o Fahrenheit. Despite their intimidating description, hundreds of species of marine life thrive in this habitat such as giant tube worms, shrimps, clams and limpets.

You can help save hydrothermal vent habitats
  1. Donate to organizations working to raise awareness and research such as PangeaSeed, various research institutions and Conservation International.

  2. Advocate stronger global and regional action to protect estuary habitats and the animals that call them Home.

  3. Support the establishment and protection of marine protected areas (MPAs).

  4. Recommend sustainable ecotourism and dive/snorkel in estuaries.

  5. Think twice before you buy.  Do not support the trade of endangered ocean animal products and try to reduce your carbon footprint.

  6. Educate yourself, friend and family on the issues facing estuary habitats and other threatened marine habitats. Act NOW if we wish to save our seas.

The Story behind Supercritical Fluid

Joshua Budich

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