MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Certified Art Giclée
For my painting ‘Message in a bottle' I got inspired by a short movie that popped up on my instagram feed. It was a video of Sungai Watch, that showed the terrible plastic pollution in Indonesia. And although plastic pollution is a known problem, still I was shocked by the images that I saw in the video. So much plastic, drifting daily to the ocean…
But non profit cleanup organization Sungai Watch is trying to turn the tables.
By placing special trash barriers in rivers they collect plastic and prevent it from drifting into the ocean.
But they are not only collecting it, Sungai Watch also sort it out, make clear which materials pollute the water and they turn trash into new products… In my opinion Sungai Watch definitely make a difference to our beautiful planet.
When I saw the video of Sungai Watch it immediately put my mind in action. In a subtle way I want to show the problem of plastic pollution with my work.
It turned out in the painting with the little seahorse trapped in a plastic bottle. I hope that this little messenger will open up many people's eyes and raise more awareness to this problem.
Then I thought about more ways that my painting could really help against plastic pollution.
Therefore, I’ve worked something out...
The original painting is already sold, but I decided to make limited editions available. Just like all of my limited editions, there are only 25 copies in the same size as the original painting (30x30 cm).
The price for this limited edition is € 295,- and 75% of this amount will be donated to Sungai Watch. This means, when all 25 copies are sold it will be enough to sponsor a large trash barrier, including the daily collection of trash for one year.
So, If you purchase a limited edition of ‘Message in a bottle’, you will not only become the owner of one of 25 copies.
You will also make it possible to collect at least 1500 kg of plastic and prevent it from drifting into the ocean!
In return I’ll also sent you pictures of the sponsored barrier and a quarterly report, documenting how much plastic was collected and sorted thanks to the sponsored barrier.
Together we can make the world a little bit cleaner, better and even more beautiful...
Edition: 25 (+3 EA)
Size: 30 x 30 cm + 2,5 cm white edge
Printed on: ‘White Etching’ paper
Signature: Signed by the artist
Embossed logo: Initials of the artist M.WITTE Certificate: Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist