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.
(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 #62 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 #63 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 Snata 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 #64 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved
Painting #65 in progress
Painting #66 in progress
Painting #67 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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