PLANETARIAN or
ENVIRONMENTAL ARTWORK
Part 4 pottery shard

Copyright © 2016 by Craig Carlton Dremann, both text and images.

P.O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064 - (650) 325-7333 - email

Part 1 is at http://www.ecoseeds.com/art.html

Part 2 is at http://www.ecoseeds.com/art2.html

Part 3 is at http://www.ecoseeds.com/art3.html


Earthrise

Digital image of moon and Earth from NASA, with new text by Craig Dremann.
Title: "No matter how close you look, the lines that human draw on me--of country and political boundaries--you cannot see them from outer space."


PLANETARIAN ARTWORK is a new form of artistic expression, where the image tells a story about local natural ecosystems or the planetary environment, and the title of the image explains that story in depth, as shown below. These stories are to express the concept of "Whole Planet Awareness" or in the French language, "Conscience Planète Entière."


Title: "SOIL NUTRIENT CONSTANTS--painting shows the dividing line between native plants and weeds in sandstone soils of the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California--on the left side the soil levels from a reproducing native grassland habitat, and on the right are the nutrient levels from soil nearby, where native seedlings cannot survive and only weeds are able to grow like wild oats, Italian thistles, red brome. ripgut grass, medusahead grass and foxtails."

Concentrated water color paint, acrylics, and permanent marker. 5" x 7". Painting #61 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2016 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.



Title: "SPATIAL EXTINCTION of 22 plant families native to Arabia, exterminated by the domesticated cattle and camels beginning about 7,000 years ago, since they were domesticated and moved into Arabia, and ate the Pseudomonas-host plants, causing the monsoon moisture to stop producing regular rain clouds, and when the animals grazed the land to dust, that created the Pakistan-Arabia Dust Cloud to form, which further eliminates the formation of rain clouds, and the spatial extinction occurred in the following families-Bean, Borage, Buckwheat, Caper, Cucumber, Dogbane, Goosefoot, Grass, Iris, Lily, Mallow, Milkweed, Mint, Morning glory, Mustard, Nightshade, Parsley, Poppy, Rose, Sedge, and Sunflower-The spatial extinction may have occurred all over Arabia in only a few hundred years about 5,500 years ago, but the painting extends that time frame, and the new ecological concept of "spatial extinction" does not mean that individual species are extinct, but they are extinct over large areas of their original ranges, and it is hoped that this spatial extinction trajectory is reversed and Ecological Restoration begins."

Acrylics on canvas, 5" x 7" Painting #62 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2016 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.


Title: "SPATIAL EXTINCTION of 22 plant families native to California's San Francisco Bay Area, that were exterminated by the domesticated exotic cattle and sheep grazing beginning 200 years ago-and after the animals grazed the land to dust, "spatial extinction" occurred of the following plant families- Bean, Borage, Buckwheat, Buttercup, Carrot, Cucumber, Evening primrose, Figwort, Grass, Lily, Mallow, Milkweed, Mint, Morning glory, Mustard, Nightshade, Phacelia, Phlox, Pink, Poppy, Purslane, Rose, Sunflower, and Violet and over 1,000 exotic plants to took the native plant family places -The spatial extinction occurred within only a few decades and my new ecological concept of "spatial extinction" does not mean that individual species are extinct, but these native plants are extinct over large areas of their original ranges, and it is hoped that this spatial extinction trajectory can be reversed and Ecological Restoration begin."

Acrylics on canvas, 5" x 7" Painting #63 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2016 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.


Title: "SPATIAL EXTINCTION of 22 plant families native to the Mojave desert of California, exterminated by the domesticated cattle and sheep over the last 200 years ago, and when the animals grazed the land to dust they left widely spaced shrubs and with bare soil in between, in what was originally a grassland and wildflower field stretching to the horizon, and the "spatial extinction" occurred in the these families-Bean, Borage, Brodiaea, Buckwheat, Buttercup, Carrot, Evening primrose, Figwort, Flax, Four O'Clock, Goosefoot, Gourd, Grass, Lily, Mallow, Mint, Morning glory, Mustard, Nightshade, Phlox, Pink, Plantain, Poppy, Purslane, Rose and Sunflower-My new ecological concept of "spatial extinction" does not mean that individual species are extinct, but they are extinct over large areas of their original ranges, and it is hoped that the spatial extinction trajectory can be reversed and the process of Ecological Restoration begin."

Acrylics on canvas, 6" x 9" Painting #64 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2016 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.




(Close up view)

Title: "You are here, your dot pointed out with an arrow -- and two million dots, representing two million humans -- which is only about 1/4 of the total that currently live around me in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I wanted to represent the billions of us on the planet, but that would require 3,500 more canvases of this size to have a dot for each human alive today, the most numerous large animal on the planet today."

Inkjet image on paper, glued to canvas, 24" x 30". Painting #65 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2017 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.





Title: "This is NOT a drill--A double pun, based on the 'This is not a Pipe' paintings by Rene Magritte, titled "The Treachery of Images" plus his "This is Not an Apple" and his "This is a Piece of Cheese" paintings, my painting title is to remind us that life is never a drill, it is always the real thing."

Inkjet image on paper, glued to canvas, 4" x 5". Painting #66 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2017 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.




Title: "Santa Cruz tarplant Get Well card--sent to the Parks Department of the City of Santa Cruz, who manages the Arana Gulch preserve, that in 1988 there were 100,000 Santa Cruz tarplants blooming, a Listed Endangered annual plant, and in 2017 the population was zero, essentially extinct, even though tens of thousands of dollars had been spent annually for 30 years, trying to recover that population. The mini Get Well card attached to the larger card, the inscription reads--Dear Santa Cruz Tarplants--Hope you recover and thrive soon! Sincerely, C. Dremann"

Hallmark "Wonderfolds" fold up Get Well card No. PCR 105-6, with inkjet images of the Santa Cruz tarplant flowers glued on, and pen inscription in mini card. Folded down size is 6.25" x 9", with a mini Get Well card attached to the front, 1.8" x 2.25". Art piece #67 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved



Painting #68 in progress



Painting #69 in progress



Painting #70 in progress



PART ONE of Planetarian artwork, http://www.ecoseeds.com/art.html

MORE ARTWORK, ceramics at http://www.ecoseeds.com/sacred.html

WILDFLOWER photography at http://www.ecoseeds.com/wild.html

HAIKU of native plants at http://www.ecoseeds.com/haiku.html

VEGETATION MEGATRANSECT at http://www.ecoseeds.com/megatransect.html


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