Saturday, January 04, 2014

"Project George"

Christopher Reiger
"Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii (memento mori)"
Archival inkjet print on bamboo paper8" x 10"2013
I've been swamped with various projects these last few months, and I'm very belatedly announcing the terrific project below. It officially launched in November 2013.

I'm honored to have a recent photograph featured as one of the two prints kicking off the tribute, and it's a treat to be in the good company of Jonathan Woodward.


A project in conjunction with The Endangered Species Print Project

To mark the passing of Lonesome George, the Galapagos' last Pinta Island giant tortoise, The Endangered Species Print Project has launched "Project George" to honor his memory. This year-long tribute to Lonesome George will involve numerous artists and new prints. ESPP will release new George prints throughout the next year, with all prints available only for the one year time frame.

The project launches with artwork by two artists who are passionate about conservation and often feature endangered species in their work, Jonathan Woodward and Christopher Reiger. Interestingly enough, both artists contributed collages. Woodward's cut paper collage style has received critical acclaim; in 2011 and 2012 he was a finalist for BBC's Wildlife Artist of the Year. Reiger’s print, a digital collage that was printed, aged, and photographed, breaks new ground for the artist. Reiger has already contributed two of our best loved ESPP prints to date. All proceeds from the project will be donated to the Galapagos Conservancy's Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative.

To view and order prints, click here.

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