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War of the Ocean

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Print Details

24 x 18 inches
Printed with ♥ by VGKids
Regular Edition

16-color screenprint
Edition of 40
Printed on 100# Cougar Smooth Opaque paper

Variant Edition I

16-color screenprint
Edition of 20
Printed on holographic rainbow foil with glitter overlay

Variant Edition II

16-color screenprint
Edition of 20
Printed on holographic white rainbow foil with glitter overlay

Artist Statement

"The oceans are under attack from humans overfishing, polluting the water, and causing temperatures to rise. I’m a keen scuba diver, and every time I dive, I can see the effects of the human hand: from lobster traps and netting to plastic rubbish floating about and bleached coral.

I’ve created a piece of art to show how wildlife is fighting a war under siege: the armored nautilus patrolling the reef, the hermit crab having to live in a castle, and the hammerhead sharks flying in fighter plane formations. It’s an arms race that the ocean isn’t winning, and I hope and pray for a cease-fire."

- Alex Hovey
Artist Bio

Alex is a Welsh freelance Illustrator based in Brighton, UK.

Alex’s work combines traditional pen and pencil with digital to create images for posters, products, and TV.

He uses his multimedia approach to create detailed, colorful illustrations inspired by architectural ornamentation, classical statues, traditional paintings, and the natural world. Clients included Disney, Netflix, John Lewis, New Line Cinema, Channel 4, and many more including bands, performers, and companies.

As well as being a freelance illustrator, Alex worked as an illustrator for Studio Hovey helping to create the iconic illustrations for The Great British Bake Off.

The Story behind War of the Ocean

Alex Hovey

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