Visual and Performing Arts Professor Stacey Parker, an instructor of fine art and interdisciplinary studies, is raising awareness for a global cause through her art. During a Spring 2020 sabbatical, Parker created an Endangered Species Series of graphics, paintings, and sculpture that focus on species facing extinction, going extinct, or experiencing decreasing populations due to factors relating to human activity.
“As an artist, I want to do what I can with my skill set to bring these animals to life for people who may not know about them, who may not know about the severity of the issue, and who may not have been able to engage with the issue through static photos or videos of faraway places,” she says.
In above photo, Parker created “Orphans,” featuring orangutans, by using Posca on wood. Additional work in her Endangered Species Series can be viewed here: http://www.staceyparker.com/endangered-species.html.
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