Vote Our Planet

Whale by Britt Freda

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Artist Statement

"?With the most massive brains on the planet, whales are also the largest creatures that have ever lived. They have been swimming in earth?s oceans for over 40 million years. These highly social and sophisticated communicators roam through every one of the world?s oceans, which cover over 70 percent of the earth?s surface. Whales and oceans: big, old stuff. If we could comprehend their language, what would these tremendous, ancient creatures be telling us? ? ?Historically the human whale relationship has been layered, tangled and circuitous. Our reliance on whale oil (energy) and excessive resource consumption brought numerous species to the brink of extinction. But the 1946 the International Whaling Commission created conservation protections (hunting limits) that have allowed successful regeneration of many species. While, not all was solved, (whale populations continue to be endangered) if we could hear the lyrics, the whale song just might remind us that through conservation, creative alternatives to energy and sustainable stewardship of our resources, we can make a difference. Vote our planet.? ?Britt" - Britt Freda

Since 2011 Britt has focused her painting on endangered species. Her work was included in the 2013-2015 Environmental Impact U.S. museum tour and is part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art?s permanent collection. Britt?s work is exhibited at galleries across the country. From a small farm on an island in the Pacific Northwest, with her family by her side, Britt searches the horizon looking toward future generations.

About Vote Our Planet

Vote Our Planet is a collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. A 2016 election season collaboration with Patagonia.

About our Prints

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.