Force of Nature

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2023. Edition of 550

18” x 24” (46 x 61cm)

Screen-print on Speckletone cream paper

Signed by Shepard Fairey and numbered in pencil

"Both a celebration of nature and a cautionary tale. Waves are beautiful and represent a powerful, hypnotic rhythmic cycle, but when energized by a storm, waves can be incredibly destructive. The semi-predictable patterns of seasonal flooding from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia led to fertile land and the formation of Sumer, the first civilization. Humans have thrived by studying and adapting to weather patterns. An awareness of, and respect for, the undulations of nature has been crucial to the development of civilization and the success of its various communities. Climate change has demonstrated what happens to civilization when nature becomes more powerful and less predictable. From hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, and many others, to uncontrollable wildfires in CA, tornadoes in the midwest, and record temperatures and heat-related deaths in Europe where many lack air-conditioning, civilization is often unequipped to deal with the global warming-fuelled force of nature." - Shepard