Artist Creates Limited Edition Series with
Everglades to Support Restoration
Mixing ink and water from 16 Everglades locations to create unique opportunity
MIAMI, Florida – March 4, 2019 - The Everglades Foundation is proud to partner with American artist Sug. O’Shen, who creates unique artwork by mixing global ocean water and alcohol ink. Sug. focuses on bringing natural elements from around the world into her pieces, now including water collected from 16 different locations from the Florida Everglades. Thirty percent of the proceeds from the Everglades Series will benefit The Everglades Foundation’s restoration efforts.
The Global Collective launched in 2009, and quickly became a way for Sug. to connect art, water and travel. Today, Sug. creates personal commissions for people around the world with the water she receives from places that are very meaningful to the people who send her the water. The water is mixed directly into the inks used in the artwork and then immortalized into stunning, unique artworks identified only by the GPS coordinates from where the water originated creating a very special, one-of-a-kind piece of art for each collector.
"I have been creating artwork with global ocean and lake water to raise money for great sustainable causes for over a decade. An aunt of one of the scientists from the Everglades approached me at an art event and told me about the Everglades and their preservation and restoration needs. Without hesitation I knew that this was a cause that I could make a difference with and help raise funds and awareness through art," said artist Sug. O’Shen.
Starting this month, Sug. will be offering 30 new original pieces of art created with water from the Everglades to help raise awareness on the importance of restoring and preserving this great national park. It’s a creative way for people to own a little piece of the Everglades reminding them of the importance of this national treasure.
“We are always excited to welcome new and creative ways to advocate for the restoration of America’s Everglades,” said Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation. “The work we’re doing to restore this unique wetland will have global implications, and to see that expressed through art is something special.”
The Everglades collection will feature works of art with water from Florida Bay, Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie Estuary, Indian River Lagoon, Biscayne Bay, the Kissimmee River and the Caloosahatchee River. All of these water samples were taken from the bodies of water that make up America’s Everglades.
Journey through the Everglades with The Global Collective pieces, now available on Sug’s website. For more information, visit: www.sug-oshen.com/everglades-project/
The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.
Sug. O’Shen is an American artist based in Raleigh, NC creating unique artworks with global ocean water and alcohol ink identifying each piece by the GPS coordinates from the water’s origin.