This special, limited, signed and numbered edition is printed on metallic paper and limited to 50 prints.
Approximately 37 x 10 inches
$120 US (plus shipping)
We created the edition to help cover the costs for installing a massive 58 ft long version of this image we created for the "World Oceans Day Hawai’i" event at the Honolulu Museum of Art in June 2014. We never intend to reprint a previously sold out panoramic, but we are making an exception in this case (although admittedly this is a new version of the image with Hawai’i specific animals newly drawn and painted into the scene) since we really wanted to print it as a massive mural for the event, which aims to raise awareness about both global and Hawai’i centric ocean issues, despite the great cost to us. The narrative of the panoramic, however, is the same classic battle between bunnyfish and the trash monsters, coagulated masses of human refuse, that are moving out from their birthplace in the North Pacific Gyre, destroying everything in their path on the way towards human civilization on land. The coral reefs (and we humans by proxy even though we probably don’t deserve it) however have defenders - the bunnyfish! A school of bunnyfish is defending this reef with their teeth and tails. Can bunnyfish somehow eat and digest all this plastic and garbage?
One of Kozy’s favorite paintings, “Nudibranchland” is an absurdist play on words visually translated into tiny nudists cavorting amongst life sized nudibranches (sea slugs, AKA “nudis” amongst scuba divers and marine biologists).
We have finally released this painting as a very very limited edition archival giclée print on Somerset Watercolor paper with hand deckled edges. Each print is signed and numbered. 28 x 20 inches.
More images of our mural “An Ode To California” from the opening of "SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot" at the Oakland Museum of California.
A huge thanks to exhibition co-curators Eric Nakamura and Carin Adams, Scott Moutlon, Zeke Trejo at Mighty Printing (who handled the output of this massive piece), and to our assistant Sarah Cho for helping us get it all done in time!