Peter Shepard Cole Making a Plastic Free Statement Through ArtPosted On: Sep 04, 12
"On the windswept beach at Kahuku Point the high tide line is a colorful blend of objects delivered by the currents of a bountiful ocean. Urchins, coral and crab shells share the shore with an abundant colony of plastic items, weathered and warped by their time at sea…I stack the disparate items collected beachcombing into iconic arrangements and paint them with a technique influenced by the grand portraits of Titian, Velasquez and Sargent," said Peter Shepard Cole as he describes his inspiration for his latest series "Totems." Last month Peter premiered "Totems" at Morning Glass and donated half of the sales of each painting to Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation's Plastic Free Hawai'i Program. It was a wonderful evening attended by Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation co-founder and president Jack Johnson and many other Plastic Free supporters. In case you missed the event, check out this video. Have you made a commitment to go single-use plastic-free yet? Click here and make one today. Together, we can make a difference!