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Oceanid by Chuck Sperry

Standard (Cream): Edition of 100 (signed & numbered)
7-Color Screen Print on archival Cream paper 

Variant 1 (Light Green Metallic): Edition of 10 (signed & numbered)
7-color screen print on archival light green metallic paper

Variant 1 (Blue Opal Metallic): Edition of 10 (signed & numbered)
7-color screen print on archival blue opal metallic paper

31" x 21"

Printed by Chuck Sperry

Artist Statement

I chose to bring attention to the Estuary Environment in my print depicting the sea-dwelling, nature spirit "Oceanid" for PangeaSeed. I live in San Francisco and I am part of the Estuary Environment of the Bay Area. Estuary dwellers, whether they be marine mammal, fish or fowl - or human being - are my kind of people! Many weekends me and my girlfriend can be found roving the Northern California Coast with binoculars, spotting harbor seals and sea lions.

My dawning realization that we are all interconnected by the fragility of the environment has found me upgrading my printing methods for a low environmental impact with my new wash-out sink filtration system and ink clean-up disposal and recycling. Making these changes took some effort, some expense, and are by no means perfect, but I'm doing my best. I am blessed to share my little sunny spot in nature with incredible beings, and I feel incredibly honored to be part of PangeaSeed's efforts to protect our precious ocean environment.

About The Artist

Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 15 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland.

Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia).

By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry’s tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.

His artwork has been exhibited at leading San Francisco art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He has brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired.

Released in early 2009, the documentary film “American Artifact” prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.

One can find his art featured in many books, most notably The Art of Modern Rock, Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.

Chuck Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists and printmakers. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message.

About Estuaries 

An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and a free connection to the open sea. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments and are subject to both marine influences, such as tides, waves, and the influx of saline water; and riverine influences, such as flows of fresh water and sediment.

The inflows of both sea water and fresh water provide high levels of nutrients in both the water column and sediment, making estuaries among the most productive natural habitats in the world. Estuaries provide habitats for many fish nurseries such as salmon and sea trout. As well as providing homes for many migratory bird species.

The banks of many estuaries are amongst the most heavily populated areas of the world, with about 60% of the world’s population living along estuaries and the coast. As a result, many estuaries are suffering from degradation due to deforestation, overgrazing, other poor farming practices, eutrophication and overfishing.

The Story behind Oceanid

Chuck Sperry

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