Growing Green by Lyla Paakkanen

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Artist Statement

"I was playing around with some foliage shapes in an effort to illustrate the idea of growing and abundance. The idea was a play on the word 'stop' in the 'We Stop At Zero' title, against go of living things and moving forward. I wanted the plants to look as if they were in movement,and continuing to grow. Things are assured of growing and thriving if we stopped the treat of total inhalation with nuclear weapons. I had tried this design in another color, but the green color reinforces the idea of life thriving." - Lyla Paakkanen

Lyla Paakkanen lives in Sacramento, where the Pony Express ended its route. She is a freelance artist and illustrator, has a Master’s Degree in Art from CSUN, Communications Design from UCLA. She taught art at 5 colleges and has won many awards in California and Colorado for her work.

About Demand Zero!

Demand Zero! is a collection of designs for the movement illustrating the number zero and the demand for a future with zero nuclear weapons. Proceeds support Global Zero, the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

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.




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