2022. Edition of 575
18” x 24” (46 x 61cm)
Screen-print on Speckletone cream paper
Signed and numbered in pencil
Signed by Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Kyle Bowers.
"I recently collaborated on this “Paradise Lost” print for Earth Day with my friend, art assistant, and fine artist Nicholas Bowers. Nic made the painting of a parrot, to which I added some of my work. It was a lot of fun combining our two styles!" -Shepard Fairey
“In my recent work, I’ve been contemplating the hierarchy of humans within the animal kingdom and our relationship with the place we call home and the species who share that home. The multiple years of the pandemic reconnected me with nature and recaptured those moments when I had strayed away. The simple act of hiking with my son reminded me of the fantastic gift of mother nature’s complicated yet simple pleasures. Earth was there, reminding me of her incredible force and vulnerable fragility. Yet, there’s an ongoing disconnect between our roles within the pecking order. We have positioned ourselves at the top without understanding the responsibilities and repercussions. As much as we take from her, we should give back in double. So, for this Earth day, find a mountain trail or a beach blanket and let her remind you of why she should be protected. Our continual kinship will keep her in a state of balance.” -Nicholas Bowers