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."


nutrient constants

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.



Spatial extinction

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.


Spatial extinction

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.


Spatial extinction

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.




You are here

You are here (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.



This is not a drill

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.


Get well card

Get well card Get well card

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



Santa Cruz tarplants

Title: "Santa Cruz Tarplants at the 70 acre City of Santa Cruz Arana Gulch preserve, as seen in the summer of 2018, the last of the four populations, where three out of four have been extinct for 10-20 years, and this last population in Area A was only 18 plants in 2013, 4 in 2014, zero in 2015, 35 in 2016 and back to zero in 2017, and fortunately a couple of hundred plants came up in 2018, when in 1986 was the home of 100,000 plants-Plus, elsewhere along the Santa Cruz and Monterey County coasts, only a dozen other populations exist-And, for this plant to survive, the soil nutrients that the cows walked away with, need to be put back into the soil, and for the Arana Gulch 70 acres of grasslands, that means 22 tons of blood meal to replace the nitrogen and iron, 17 tons of bone meal for the phosphorus and calcium, 40 tons of lime for calcium and to correct the pH which is about 50X more acid than normal with a pH of 4.7, and 20 tons of gypsum to add back the remainder of the missing calcium and sulfates."

Acrylics on canvas, 8" x 24". Painting # 68 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.



Madeline Plains

Title: "Madeline Plains Best Sagebrush Grasslands in 8-10 inches of rainfall in Lassen County that existed in 1993, while the area was still 100s of acres of pristine ungrazed habitat (but now an alfalfa field) soil samples were tested and these were the soil nutrients found in the top two inches, so that this painting is a record of what the original nutrient levels were, so that ecological restoration of other grasslands can occur in the future.

Acrylics on canvas, 5" x 7". Painting # 69 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.



soil thresholds

Title: "Lassen County Bluebunch Wheatgrass nutrient-thresholds for plants growing along US 395, from a reproducing population soil nutrient levels, sampled from the top two inches of soil plus organic matter percentage, and those levels are compared to soils nearby, where the soils were too poor for seedling survival-So when sowing these seeds, test the project soil, and add the proper amount of nutrients and organic matter to get above the thresholds listed here, for seedling survival. Otherwise, for native seeding projects in the Great Basin, according to the 2017 USGS report, the failure rate is 70%.

Acrylics on canvas, 5" x 7". Painting # 70 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.



soil thresholds

Title: "Lassen County Great Basin Poa nutrient-thresholds for plants growing along US 395, from a reproducing population soil nutrient levels, sampled from the top two inches of soil plus organic matter percentage, and those levels are compared to soils nearby, where the soils were too poor for seedling survival-So when sowing these seeds, test the project soil, and add the proper amount of nutrients and organic matter to get above the thresholds listed here, for seedling survival. Otherwise, for native seeding projects in the Great Basin, according to the 2017 USGS report, the failure rate is 70%.

Acrylics on canvas, 5" x 7". Painting # 71 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.



soil thresholds

Title: "Great Basin Wild Rye nutrient-thresholds from plants growing along US 395, from a reproducing population soil nutrient levels, sampled from the top two inches of soil plus organic matter percentage, and those levels are compared to soils nearby, where the soils were too poor for seedling survival-So when sowing these seeds, test the project soil, and add the proper amount of nutrients and organic matter to get above the thresholds listed here, for seedling survival. Otherwise, for native seeding projects in the Great Basin, according to the 2017 USGS report, the failure rate is 70%.

Acrylics on canvas, 5" x 7". Painting # 72 in catalogue. Copyright image and text © 2018 by Craig Carlton Dremann, all right reserved.


Painting # 73 in catalogue, in progress


Painting # 74 in catalogue, in progress


Painting # 75 in catalogue, in progress


Painting # 76 in catalogue, in progress



Painting # 77 in catalogue, in progress

Painting # 78 in catalogue, in progress

Painting # 79 in catalogue, in progress

Painting # 80 in catalogue, 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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