2022 Group Exhibition
Including my piece "Turtle Moon," Kingdom Animalia is an amazing online exhibition featuring the Animal World in a wide range of media.
Envisioning species in the natural world through art, Kingdom Animalia 2022 proudly showcases 175 talented artists from Hungary, France, Spain, United States, Denmark, Romania, Canada, United Kingdom, Turkey, Iran, Ecuador, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Israel, India, and Ukraine.
"The present rate extinction of plant and animal species is a hundred or even a thousand times higher than the natural baseline rate. The baseline rate is about one species per every one million each year, but it is hard to pinpoint the exact rate of extinction because there are species that have yet to be identified. Recent studies estimate that of the about the eight million species on Earth, 15,000 are threatened with extinction.
But we, as humans can prevent our time from being a period of mass extinction by managing ecosystems to prevent extinction, like the Lesser Prairie Chicken who is loosing it's prairie habitat to farming. There is some effort to conserve the natural habitat, but not enough. We as humans are connected to this earth and to every living thing on it. What we do to the our environment not only affects the plants and animals, but the extinction of biodiversity that will be the eventual termination for the human species as well. My digital paintings of threatened species in their unique environments illustrates the enormous extent of habitat loss. If we humans do not share all spaces of this planet with the other species, there will be no other plants and animals. What will we miss? What kind of life will we have before we too are gone?" Exhibiting Artist Lyla Paakkanen
Hosted by Biafarin and Exhibizone.
View the online exhibition >here<
ANIMALIA ~ SELECT WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION
Pegi Eyers is also the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores social justice, nature spirituality, the ancestral arts, and resilience in times of massive change. www.stonecirclepress.com