$45.00 – $255.00
Marine Conservation Fine Art Print– ‘Horopekapeka Fluro’
This print is inspired by Horopekapeka (Bronze Whaler Shark) which are seen in and around the Hauraki Gulf. I use the concept of this Shark as a metaphor for all species of sharks, apex predators, dying out from commercial fishing, due to demand in shark fins and being caught in bycatch. The heightened museum catalogue image imagines a future extinct list…but we can hopefully change this. The manmade, pop aesthetic represents our uneasy relationship to sharks – we being their biggest threat. Removal of an apex predator causes a cascade effect that changes the community structure of an ecosystem- much like how kina barrens are created. Apex predators prevent the monopolization of any one species.
Fine Art Print on ‘Soft White Etching Decor’ paper (Printed with 2cm white border)
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The following art prints for sale are a response to the declining state of the Hauraki Gulf, Aotearoa due to over fishing, marine pollution and climate change but also a celebration of the ocean and the wonderful creatures that inhabit it .
The project is an initiative fully driven in partnership by mana whenua and the Waiheke community to protect and regenerate Waiheke Island’s marine environment.
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