A SERIES OF ARCTIC AWARENESS SCULPTURES
ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES THREATENED BY THE CURRENT GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS.
BY ENVIRONMENTAL/ANIMAL SCULPTURE ARTIST, DONNA SHINE
 
"ICE IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES"
 
THIS SERIES OF ARCTIC ANIMALS
IS THE FIRST OF THE "ARCTIC AWARENESS SCULPTURE SERIES"
IF YOU WATCH AL GORE'S FILM
"AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH"
YOU CAN EASILY SEE WHY THESE ARTWORKS WERE CREATED!
(PLEASE SEE THIS FILM EVERYONE! - WE ALL NEED THE EDUCATION IT OFFERS!)
 

THE STATE OF THE PLANET'S HEALTH IS REFLECTED IN THE HEALTH OF IT'S INHABITANTS. SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT IN LESS THAN 30 YEARS THE EARTH WILL LOSE OVER 30 PERCENT OF IT'S SPECIES.

WE WILL LOSE MILLIONS OF LIVES BECAUSE OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS. DID YOU KNOW THE LOSS OF SPECIES ON THIS HUGE A SCALE IS EQUIVALENT TO THE NUMBERS OF LIVES THAT WOULD BE LOST IF EARTH WAS STRUCK BY A COMET? THAT KIND OF LOSS OF LIFE IS CALLED A "MASS-EXTINCTION EVENT."

IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS IS HAPPENING ALREADY, PLEASE ASK YOURSELF "WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD THAT ON THE NEWS?"

WE HAVE A NEW RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MODERN WORLD. WE MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN EDUCATION. IT'S TIME FOR ALL OF US TO BE STUDENTS AGAIN. TO RISE TO THIS CRISIS LIKE HEROES. WE NEED THE MODERN DAY EDISONS AND EINSTEINS TO MAKE THEMSELVES KNOWN. IF OUR SPECIES CAN INVENT THE LIGHT BULB; IF OUR SPECIES CAN GO TO THE MOON; SURELY WE CAN THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX (AND OUR COMFORT ZONES) TO HELP SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS. WE CAN STILL USE OUR INVENTIVE BRAINS IN TIME TO SAVE THE PLANET'S ABILITY TO HOST LIFE!

EVEN THOSE OF US THAT FEEL WE ARE "BEING GREEN" REALLY NEED TO LEARN AND TO TEACH!
 
     
"END OF ICE"
"GLOBAL.9.1.1"
"PARADISE MELTS"
 
THESE ARE THE FIRST THREE SCULPTURES OF THE ARTIST'S ORIGINAL SERIES
 
"ICE IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES"
(Additional viewing angles of these Sculptures can be seen on the pages of this site.)
 
"An Inconvenient Truth" inspired me to write this first in a series of "Planet Poems." These poems are now a book which, once published, will have profits go to raising awareness of the Climate Crisis and to saving the Polar Bears from extinction.
 

 

"THE PRIMARY PARENT"

SPRING; AND SHE INHALES INTO SUMMER.
FALL; AND SHE EXHALES INTO WINTER.
EACH YEAR SHE TAKES ONE BREATH.

NOT ONE BREATH
IS SEPARATE FROM HER CHILDREN;
WHO ONLY EXIST BECAUSE SHE BREATHES.

WE ARE THE CHILDREN.
SHE IS THE EARTH.
WHILE SHE SUPPORTS US,
SHE NOW STRUGGLES.
IT IS TIME FOR HER CHILDREN TO LEARN.

A "PLANET POEM" BY DONNA SHINE


 
 
 
"THE SEAL IS AN EARTHLING"
 

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REMEMBER "THE LORAX" (from Dr. Seuss)? HE SAID "I SPEAK FOR THE TREES!"
WELL, I SPEAK FOR THE POLAR BEARS! - AND FOR ALL OF OUR FELLOW EARTHLINGS!
CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS US ALL!

MY DESIRE IS TO CREATE SCULPTURES THAT EVOKE HUMAN EMPATHY FOR WHAT SPECIES ARE ENDURING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING. I WANT MY ARTWORK TO HELP COMMUNICATE AND SHARE MY VISION OF THE ARCTIC A.R.C.S. PROJECT; KNOWING THAT TO BUILD THE A.R.C.S. WITH THE SHORT TERM GOAL OF SAVING AN INCREDIBLE SPECIES IS SO EASILY WITHIN OUR ABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY!

I BELIEVE THESE "ARCTIC AWARENESS" ARTWORKS (INCLUDING THE "ICE IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES" AND "ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPHERE SCULPTURE" SERIES OF SCULPTURES) AND "THE ICE WALK EVENTS" - INCLUDING THE "CHILDREN'S VOICES BOARD" - WILL HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF HOW SERIOUS AND IMMEDIATE THE DANGER OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS!

THE LONG RANGE BENEFIT OF HOW THE A.R.C.S. PROJECT TIES IN WITH CREATING A MORE STABLE ALBEDO FOR THE EARTH'S POLAR REGIONS IS VERY EXCITING! AND I BELIEVE SOME OF THESE SCULPTURES CAN HELP MAKE THIS IDEA MORE TANGIBLE.

I HOPE MY WORK WILL HELP INSPIRE PEOPLE TO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLANET THAT SUPPORTS US.

IN THE CURRENT ATMOSPHERE WE MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR EDUCATING OURSELVES. IF YOU LOVE ANY CHILD OF ANY SPECIES THEN THIS MISSION MATTERS TO YOU!

WE CAN'T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT WE'RE BEING FULLY INFORMED BY THE MEDIA. WE HAVE HOMEWORK TO DO AND AN EFFORT TO MAKE. WE CAN HELP MAKE SURE THE IRREPLACEABLE POLAR BEAR HAS A BETTER FUTURE THAN THE TREES OF THE LORAX.

HONESTLY, THIS IS A HUMAN OBLIGATION!"

~Donna Shine
 
 
 
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I HOPE EVERYONE WILL TAKE THE TIME TO READ BILL CLINTON'S "GIVING"
AND TO SEE AL GORE'S "AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH."
ALSO CHECK OUT THE FUN SHOWS ON THE "PLANET GREEN" CHANNEL
LIKE "LIVING WITH ED" AND "STUFF HAPPENS"!
 
Donna Shine
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