I’ve done several wave illustrations over the years because I love the power and beauty of waves. The crashing waves and cycle of tides seem like an endlessly reliable pattern, but ocean health is diminishing in many places. The title Wave of Distress is meant to be a warning. Distress means “suffering in a state of great trouble.” If the oceans are in trouble, then the entire planet will be facing a wave of distress. The oceans regulate climate and reduce climate change impacts and provide an important habitat and source of food for many species, including humans. In addition to the wave I’ve included patterns in the art, inspired by traditional Hawaiian quilts, that are unique to each other, yet work in rhythmic harmony. The rhythmic harmony of the ocean itself if incredibly important to maintain. These prints are a reminder to respect and restore the oceans. A percentage of proceeds from these prints will go to Greenpeace USA to support their efforts to preserve the environment and combat climate change.
Wave of Distress. 24 x 36 inches. Offset print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Open edition (unnumbered). $35. Proceeds go to Greenpeace. Available on https://store.obeygiant.com. Max order: 5 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK). ALL SALES FINAL.