This print protects the Vaquita Porpoise, with 20% of proceeds going directly to the Sea Shepherd Operation Milagro IV.
The Vaquita Porpoise is the first of four marine species in the “Ocean Warrior Series” that have been created in an exclusive partnership with Sea Shepherd. Sea Shepherd has spent the last four years patrolling the Sea of Cortez as part of its campaign, in which the marine conservation group patrols for poachers and pulls up illegal gillnets which trap and drown the Vaquita.
Under UV light the skeleton is revealed; all that remains if the Vaquita is to become extinct. The result is a unique and meaningful piece of interactive artwork. The intricate skeleton has high impact under UV light, but is equally subtle in daylight so as not to impede on the animal artwork when framed and hung on a wall.
Each screenprint is accompanied by a UV torch, beautifully packaged inside a box of printed memorabilia – a fitting package for an important message.
This Vaquita Porpoise screen print has been designed and hand-printed by Ed and James in a limited edition of 40 prints. They use Fedrigoni’s 350gsm Freelife Cento, a carbon balanced paper which Fedrigoni create in collaboration with The World Land Trust. Numbered and embossed, this interactive thirteen-layer screen print is comprised of twelve layers of water based pigment ink, finished with one layer of phosphorescent ink.