Title: "Puutarhakaupunki" (Garden City in Finnish)
Artist: Karin Bolstad
Medium: Egg Tempera on Claybord
Size: 8" X 10"
Price: $600 original (to purchase contact email@example.com);
$85 Giclee Prints
About the vision:
This work is inspired by the work of Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City Movement, as well as New Urbanism, which are both methods of urban planning that focuses on community, walkability, and environmentalism (the "map" in the background shows a bit of the Garden City). The title of "Puutarhakaupunki" is in Finnish, because they are the #1 rated country in terms of environmentalism. The houses are powered by solar tiles and "wind trees" (wind turbines designed to look like trees). The land surrounding homes is designed and cultivated with the principles of permaculture.
About the artist:
Karin Bolstad is a figurative painter with a background in illustration and design. Her work utilizes and is inspired by the techniques of Traditional Icon Writing (which she has been trained in) and Byzantine and Medieval Artwork, created with acrylic paint, mixed media, and most recently egg tempera + gold leaf. Her work explores the themes of the Feminine Experience and Psyche.
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Title: We Live Sustainably
Medium: Copper, Brass, and Sterling Silver/ Mixed Media and Acrylic Paint on Canvas
Artists: Peggy Foy + Sh'Kala Warren
Size: 24" X 36"
Price: $950 (to purchase contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vision: We leave room for nature, growing food and harvesting energy from wind and water. We use sustainable building practices, and we repurpose existing buildings that might otherwise have been abandoned.
About the Artists:
Peggy Foy is a Seattle metalsmith and enamelist. Her work features layered colors and textures of metal, usually forged and fabricated from raw sheet and wire. She loves making objects that look like artifacts or talismans with some secret, hidden meaning, or that include working mechanisms. Art Nouveau is also a strong influence and swirling, graceful lines play a notable part in her work.
Peggy holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from the University of Georgia. She teaches jewelry classes at Pratt Fine Art Center and Tacoma Metal Art Center as well as private lessons from her jewelry studio in historic Pioneer Square in Seattle. She sells her work in studio sales and through ArcanaMetalwork.Etsy.com.
Artist Shkala is a mixed media painter and sculptor working in Seattle. She is most interested in abstraction and in making visible the soul or subtle matter.
Artist: Cathy Fields
Title: A Life Of Our Choosing
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 20" X 48"
Price: $1,100 (to purchase contact email@example.com)
Vision: During the 2020’s mankind focused on reforestation of the world to stabilize our leaky atmosphere. Public transportation switched to non-polluting magnetic trains and solar powered hover cars and transport ships. Once the trend began and environmental success grabbed the international community’s attention, a combined world effort moved quickly to pull up cement roadways, pulverize and reconstitute them in combination with plastics removed and recycled from the ocean. By 2030 this concoction was used to build housing in small to medium-sized communities, surrounded by forests and connected to other communities with trains or AI operated hover-taxis.
Many communities opted for large silicone composite domes that collect solar power to operate community needs and are also capable of altering opacity for cooling during intense summer heat and retention of heat in the winter. Pyramid power, once thought to be a myth, was proven to aid communication devices to avoid dropped calls, and hence “rediscovered” in architecture.
By late century the population has ample leisure time to enjoy the life of their choosing. The arts and intellectual pursuits become popular social activities and new forms of expression are discovered. For instance, musicians find that by using carbon fiber fabrics they can create unique instruments that are played through pressure against the instrument skin rather than keys or valve buttons.
Earth responds to the world effort to save it, and near extinct species have returned. By 2089 children find it hard to believe that the world was once so polluted, although stories and songs of that era are there to remind them.
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