Welcome to our Art Space - here you can explore beautiful online art by talented artists from all around the world.
Spirit of the Amazon
by Sue Cunningham (All photos © Sue Cunningham)
Welcome to the Spirit of the Amazon! We bring you greetings from our indigenous friends who live in tribal villages near the Xingu River, a major tributary of the Amazon which flows 2,500 km from south to north, through the States of Mato Grosso and Pará. Most of the photos in the book were taken during our 6 month expedition, when we travelled the length of the river in a small boat. Today they are under greater threat than at any time in the 30 years we have been working with them.
About Tribes Alive:
Tribes Alive works with indigenous tribal people in Brazil. Our projects are concentrated in the catchments of the Xingu and Araguaia rivers, in the States of Mato Grosso and Pará.
We work with communities and organisations set up by tribal indigenous people to develop programmes at their request which contribute to their self-sufficiency, independence and well-being. We also have an on-going inspirational public information programme of exhibitions, illustrated multimedia talks in Brazil, the UK and other parts of the world.
Our book Spirit of the Amazon, publisher Papadakis, is available through all good bookshops: http://papadakis.net/books/the-spirit-of-the-amazon/
We run a charity: https://tribesalive.org/
Brasília é o Bicho
Brasilia | Brazil
The project “Brasília é o Bicho” was born from the desire of six biologists (Fábio Hudson, Marina Carvalho, Pablo Oliveira, Pedro Guilherme, Rands Zeballos and Wesley Batista) to get to know the Cerrado biome in the capital of Brazil.
Motivated by the discovery of animals that were already believed to be extinct in the Federal District, the group did not think twice and went through the fields and forests of the capital in search of the improbable.
Since its foundation in 2015, the project has registered more than 30 species of terrestrial mammals, including some species never recorded before with images in the Federal District. Using the camera traps, a special type of camera, the team was able to catch images of rare animals such as the jaguar, black jaguar, giant armadillo and even the bush dog, a critically endangered species and one of the rarest mammals to be registered in the Cerrado biome.
Italy | UK
By Paola Bay & Armando Bruno
The planet is undergoing such colossal modifications that it could one day be unrecognizable to its current inhabitants. Stemming from the assumption that what might exist in abundance today will in the future become extinct, this collection of reliquaries highlights the sanctity of natural elements – a drop of clean water, a handful of soil, a collection of mineral rocks, - often taken for granted. By invoking precious relics, it speaks to the invaluable resources available to and surrounding humans in the present time, and alludes to a projected moment when a daisy might become more treasure than a diamond.
Teaser: An installation about the preciousness of nature at BROKEN NATURE 2019 XXII Triennale di Milano – 2020 The Museum of Modern Art NYC
Louise Ribeiro Garden Project
Brasilia | Brazil
The project is based in the University of Brazilia and is a student initiative with the help of landscape designers and professors to honor the memory of the biology student Louise Ribeiro who was a feminicide victim in 2016. Beyond introducing native species in landscape design and promoting the reconnection of the population with its native vegetation inside the urban environment, the Louise Ribeiro Garden brings up the debate of gender equality and opposes violence against women. The project gives a new meaning to Louise’s memory and stands for the conservation of the Brazilian Savanna, one of the most endangered biomes in Brazil.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)
is an award-winning programme coordinated by
The programme empowers young people to take an educated stand
on environmental issues they feel strongly about and gives them a platform
to articulate these issues through the media of
writing, photography or video.
ART & ECOLOGY, CONTEMPLATION & ACTION
by Nicole King
Scientist and artist, Nicole King has two professions. As a Water and Pollution expert, she travelled the world for WWF International and the oil Industry. As an Eco-artist since 2000, she has been painting the endangered marine biodiversity in the Anthropocene era. With chromatic subtlety, she vividly renders the dangers of man’s unbridled conquest of our natural resources. Her original pictorial expression is often associated with images of her field expertise experiences when she worked in India, Tierra del Fuego, the North Sea, and Borneo, Indonesia. In her oil painting technique, she combines “abstraction paysagée” with realistic images of wildlife contrasting with photos of oil rigs.
All her paintings have a scientific background. Click on the images below to learn more from her work.