Tucson artist Alex! Jimenez has created our first limited edition print, "Our Pond, Our Planet," to draw attention to the issue of climate change, in recognition of Earth Day 2021.
Alex has printed a limited edition run of 50 from her studio in Tucson, Arizona. The 4-color designs are hand printed on Neenah Environment paper, and are 8 ½” x 12”.
10% of purchase price will go to CHISPA Arizona. CHISPA AZ is fighting across the state of Arizona to secure just and equitable access to clean air and water, healthy neighborhoods, and a safe climate for generations to come. A program of the League of Conservation Voters, CHISPA AZ is growing Latinx voices, political power, and civic engagement for a cleaner future in Arizona.
One of the animals featured in Alex’s print is a beaver. “Beavers are so cool," says Alex! "They are master engineers, creating micro-ecosystems around their lodges. Did you know beavers were once widespread in our waterways in Arizona? Even along the Santa Cruz River? Our Riparian habitats in Arizona are under so much pressure and many have disappeared over the years. I wanted this piece to show how water unites all animals around its bank as we are united by calling planet earth our home. And it needs our care now more than ever.”
Fish, frogs, turtles, wolves, ocelots and birds also cohabitate Alex's earth drawing, calling on us all to remember our interconnectedness, our relationship to our one Earth and to all the creatures that cohabitate with us.