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Mirage 24, 2018, Adrienne Elise Tarver

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The Arrival of The Boat People, 2020, Tuan Andrew Nguyen


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A Gente Rio / We River (VIDEO STILL), 2016, Carolina Caycedo

80% of all biodiversity is on Indigenous-held territories. The world is healthiest where Indigenous people are actively living, thriving, and being “in community”. This [stewardship] is essential in saving the health of our planet.

Tracy Rector, filmmaker and Managing Director of Storytelling, Nia Tero FoundatioN


Swimming might be the closest to flying a human being can get. There is something about your body displacing water in order to propel through space that makes you feel Godtouched. That makes me understand evolution, that we really must have crawled up from the sea. . .

Elisabeth Acevedo, Author

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Awa Province, Naruto Whirlpools, 1855, Utagawa Hiroshige


Sea Bear


Water is life sustaining. It is everything. Water mirrors emotion—sometimes calm, sometimes raging, always present. Water quiets my mind and opens my eyes to beauty

Sherry Markovitz, Artist


Something about the scale and danger of the [climate] crisis still seems to challenge human psychology. . . our own habits of mind are something we must overcome.

Rebecca Solnit, Author

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Desecration #2, 2017, John Feodorov

Our Blue Planet Artists:
Ansel Adams • Derrick Adams • Atul Bhalla • Jodi Bieber • Edward Burtynsky • Carolina Caycedo • Ron Hilbert Coy • Amitra Das • Marita Dingus • Jarinyanu David Downs • Albrecht Durer • Michelle Erickson • Erub Island Collective • John Feodorov • Latoya Ruby Frasier • Anya Gallacio • Frances Gallardo • Gunybi Ganambarr • John Grade • Utagawa Hiroshige • Eirik Johnson • Syd Bruce Short Joe • Ogata Korin • Carolyn Krieg • Nomusa Makhubu • Wanyubi Marika • Sherry Markovitz • Djambawa Marawili • Agnes Martin • Adeyemi Michael • Danielle Morsette • Robert Motherwell • Aida Muluneh • Barauywa Munnmgurr • Doreen Reid Nakamarra • Manish Nai • Josel Namkung • Paulo Nazareth • Dennis Nona • Tuan Andrew Nguyen • Lin Onus • Claire Partington • Susan Point • Zong Qixiang • Raghu Rai • Tracy Rector • Claudette Schreuders • Raquib Shaw • Raghubir Singh • Ngilpirr Spider Snell • Vivian Sundaram • Adrienne Elise Tarver • Wayne Thiebaud • Guy Tillim • Tjumpo Tjapanangka • De Wain Valentine • Binygurr Wirrpanda • Djirrirra Wunungmurra • Wanapati Yurnpinu • Claude Zervas


Images: Mirage 24, 2018, Adrienne Elise Tarver, ink on paper, 5 ½ x 4 in., Josef Vascovitz and Lisa Goodman © Adrienne Elise Tarver. The Arrival of The Boat People, 2020, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 27 x 48 in., © Tuan Andrew Nguyen 2022, Courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. A Gente Rio / We River, 2016, Carolina Caycedo, single-channel HD video (sound and color), 29:29 min., Commissioned by the 32 Bienal de São Paulo - Incerteza Viva, courtesy the artist. Awa Province, Naruto Whirlpools, 1855, Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Gift of Mary and Allan Kollar, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2017.23.20. Sea Bear, 1990, Sherry Markovitz, wood, beads, shells, fabric, paint, papier mâché, 25 x 17 x 29 in., Gift of Terry Hunziker, 90.3, © Sherry Markovitz. Desecration #2, 2017, John Feodorov, acrylic, graphite, and conté on wool rug, 50 1/4 x 44 1/4 in., Ancient and Native American Art Acquisition Fund, 2020.2.2, © John Feodorov.

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