This is an illustration I did for a book published by Think Act Vote, which you can also see on their website here, an organisation which explores new and creative ways we can shape our future lives and communities. There were a number of illustrators involved and each one was matched to an established practicioner. Daisy De Villeneuve was the author of the quote which I illustrated:
‘The Future I choose is Eco friendly. Recycling becomes a priority in every household!’
An explanation of the illustration I drew concerning deforestation, global warming and respect for the environment, is here:
‘I have always had an interest and draw to putting social and and environmental subjects in my work. Global worming, deforestation and having a greater respect for the environment are really fundamental issues that need essential recognition and will be prevalent for many years to come. It is important for changes in people’s attitude and actions to happen internationally because the problem relates to the shared environment across the planet. Presently in different parts of the world, in different countries and continents, the government policies and education given to people has not uniformly recognised the urgency of the problem. The actions of each individual and nation may effect different people and places but it needs to be considered as a collective responsibility. I included a reference to a younger person recycling because of the need for education on these subjects to be primarily taught. The forces at the top of the page of road pollution, powerstations and deforestation are hopefully being balanced and eclipsed by the subjects below including recycling, cycling and environmental living. The policeman centrally symbolises the state, and the potential it has to halt the negative forces above.’
There is a pencil version below and looking forward to seeing a printed copy of the book in July!