Bleeding Hearts by James Goldcrown
Project Zero has announced that they have partnered with Artsy on an auction to raise funds to turn the tide on the climate crisis. The online auction features works by renowned artists including Harland Miller, Mauro Perucchetti, Bruce Weber, James Goldcrown,Michael de Feo, Cavier Coleman, Alexandra Richards, Edward Granger, David King Reuben, Baron von Fancy, Michela Martello, Lola Flash and many more.
The auction supports Project Zero’s work to create a global network of ocean sanctuaries to provide resilience to the devastating effects of the climate crisis. Stretching from Antarctica to the Bering Strait, and mapped out by the world’s leading marine scientists, this global network of projects will be able to restore our ocean’s health, and set us on a path to create a sustainable future for life on Earth.
When reflecting on his inspiration for his painting, artist Edward Granger states, ”Through the wisdom of nature, we can revisit the perception of “the self” or life and discover the potential for change and progress.”
It is estimated that 93% of the earth’s CO2 is stored or cycled through the ocean, which also gives us over half of the oxygen we breathe. Today the ocean is sick. We need to restore the ocean to health to save our planet. Funds raised will help Project Zero restore the ocean to turn the tide on the climate crisis.
Project Zero CEO and Founder Michele Clarke says “During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen incredible visions of our planet seemingly restoring itself. But when the lockdown lifts things might worsen as governments have weakened environmental regulations. The climate crisis is an irreversible transformation. There is no vaccine to save us. We must not take our attention away from the climate crisis. Restoring the ocean is a clear path forward to create tangible progress to turn the tide on the climate crisis.”
Artist Mauro Perucchetti states, “Millions of seascapes have been painted over the centuries, sometimes with breathtaking results. When artists’ perception of our beautiful oceans translates into a work of art like mine it should ring alarm bells anyway. Plastic floating in a black and polluted sea, harming marine life at all levels has become reality. Plastic toys resembling sea creatures might be all that our children will have to see, but the danger is much worse than that and it will affect us all. I thank Project Zero for their efforts and encourage all to support them.”
Project Zero has been supported by an all-star line-up over the years that includes some of the biggest names in entertainment including The Rolling Stones, Zachary Levi, Jack Black, The Chainsmokers, Alan Cumming, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller and Austin Mahone who have supported through Charity Buzz and other efforts for the organization.
Bidding for this auction will run through Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 4:00pm BST (11:00am EST).
Click here to view Project Zero’s auction on Artsy.
Project Zero is a global movement supported by renowned scientists, business leaders, campaigners, culture makers and ocean experts, who are all working together to awaken the fight for the ocean.
Learn more at weareprojectzero.org and follow Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@projectzero) and subscribe to youtube.com/projectzero