Danielle Eubank, a Los Angeles-based painter dedicated to painting bodies of water across the world, has been nominated for the Human Impact Instituteâ€™s 2018 Creative Climate Awards in Manhattan, NY, opening Sept 17, 2018.
â€œI have made it my lifeâ€™s work to show audiences the preciousness of water,â€ says Eubank. â€œI have dedicated the last 17 years to showing the diversity of water and encouraging audiences toÂ really lookÂ at it.â€
Her depictions of the oceans are a mixture of realism and abstraction, inviting us to create our own ideas of water from different perspectives. Examining water from different parts of the world, she deconstructs its form into separate abstract stacks of textures, shapes, and colors.
In addition to enticing audiences to reallyÂ look at distinct water sources she paints, she will ask the audience to do two practical things,Â now,Â to take action to address climate change. She has created handheld cards with her artwork on one side and suprisingly simple steps we all can take to help combat climate change, on the other. The audience is encouraged to put two on their person, in their pocket, and carry them around with them.
Eubank began painting all of Earthâ€™s oceans in 2001. She has traveled over 30,000 miles on sea, painted more than 200 bodies of water, and visited 21 countries. She strives to facilitate public conversation about water issues through her work and experiences. Using mostly oil paints to document these bodies of water, she works to bring awareness to issues like climate change and water conservation.
She plans to visit Antarctica in February 2019 to paint her last oceanâ€“the Southern Ocean. For more information seeÂ www.oneartistfiveoceans.com
Human Impacts Instituteâ€™s 2018 Creative Climate Awards runs Sept 17-Oct 12, 2018.
Opening: Sept 17, 2018 6-8:30pm. Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) 1 East 42ndÂ Street, New York, NY 10017Â https://www.humanimpactsinstitute.org/creative-climate-awards.
About the Human Impacts Institute
Human Impacts Institute are social entrepreneurs who create and share innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental issues. Programs pair artists and scientists to engage new audiences in climate change solutions, bring youth to the boardroom, and get policy makersâ€™ hands dirty as they care for local street trees. The Institute isÂ action-oriented. The Institute helps people of diverse ages and backgrounds connect personally to the most pressing environmental issues. The Institute believes the environment is not separate from our society and that healthy communities, stable economies, and social equity cannot exist without environmental well-being. They go beyond doling out information in hope that people will change. Instead, they inspire people to transform their behavior by making issues personal to their lives.