Climate Justice by Emily Cork

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I am a 21 year old artist, graphic design student and activist living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia. I work mainly in watercolour and fineliner, and am inspired by the natural world around us, the goddess archetype, symbology and the cosmos. I am passionate about our environment and its delicate ecosystems, and about fighting for just climate solutions.
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Design By:
I am a 21 year old artist, graphic design student and activist living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia. I work mainly in watercolour and fineliner, and am inspired by the natural world around us, the goddess archetype, symbology and the cosmos. I am passionate about our environment and its delicate ecosystems, and about fighting for just climate solutions.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
Sunrise Movement
Proceeds support Sunrise Movement, a growing army of young people dedicate to making climate change an urgent priority across America, ending the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and electing leaders who stand up for the health and well-being of all people. While the Green New Deal is still in its infancy, at CAN we’ve taken up the charge of helping the public understand and imagine what could be possible with this exciting new set of policies -- just as the artists of the original New Deal helped to inform and advocate for those innovative programs over 80 years ago. Learn more about the project here.

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Artist Statement

I was honoured to create this artwork for Friends of the Earth Melbourne, a watercolour interpretation of the collaborative journey to achieve climate justice in Australia. The climate movement is about so much more than just cutting carbon - we need to find people-focused and sustainable solutions to this humanitarian crisis. This includes decolonising and giving land ownership back to Indigenous communities who have cared for country for tens of thousands of years. Australia is a nation founded on stolen Aboriginal land, and sovereignty has never been ceded. Achieving justice for Indigenous communities is imperative in our fight for climate action. We need to protect sacred land and start working to repair the damage of colonisation. ⁣Spilling out from the top of the sunflower, you can see Aboriginal communities campaigning against uranium mines and nuclear waste dumps on country. You can also see farmers and locals fighting for water rights in the Murray-Darling basin (a large and important river system) and for a safe ecosystem for communities, not corporations. ⁣ ⁣Down the bottom of the sunflower, there are coal workers in the Latrobe Valley (a town with many mines and coal-fired power stations) calling for a just transition away from fossil fuels and into the renewable sector. On the right hand side there is a glimpse into what this future could look like: green, safe and sustainable. Friends of the Earth Melbourne are part of the global FoE network, and their campaigns are centred around phasing out fossil fuels, protecting forests, building sustainable cities, energy justice, and campaigning against the nuclear industry. They have also operated a food co-operative and cafe in Melbourne for over 30 years. - Emily Cork