Thank you for checking out this page! I am turning 30 this month and I wanted to do something meaningful for this special birthday (besides few glasses of Malbec). I do not wish for any birthday presents, but only hope that you could be so generous to buy this bookmark set to support my cause in protecting the ocean.
Why do I care about the ocean?
I spent a lot of time on the beach around the world in the past year and I fell in love with the oceans - so magical, full of life, surprises and lovely memories. The Gulf of Mexico is special to me, not only because of my personal memories, but also because of its importance to the world's ocean ecosystem - like a beating heart of warm stream and home to many endangered marine life, including sea birds, fishes, whales, dolphins and sharks.
The Gulf is 300 million years old!
Now I am 30.
Will I be able to enjoy the same beautiful scene when I turn 100 years old?
I am not so sure at this rate of climate change and pollution.
About the original art:
The original art is done with watercolor on 3" x 9" paper each. I started with the Angry Pelican in Florida, sitting on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico, and finished with the Teen Manatee in my living room in Toronto. The entire process spanned across 6 months. I picked these themes because they were the highlights of my personal experience in the Gulf. I hope you get the chance to see them with your own eyes too.
About the re-production:
The re-production is carefully printed on paper in Toronto. The finished product is the same size as the original art. The back of each bookmark will be stamped by me personally as an artist proof. There will be limited 100 copies made, each with a number.
Donation to the Wyland Foundation - Goal of $2500
All profits will be donated to the Wyland Foundation, founded by one of my favorite artist Robert Wyland. He is one of the world's most renowned environmental artist. If all the bookmarks are sold, approximately C$2500 will be donated to make the ocean cleaner!
The Wyland Foundation is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through education programs, public art projects, and community events. Read more at wylandfoundation.org
When do I receive the bookmarks?
For orders within Canada and US, products will be shipped by November 3, 2019. Regular mail usually takes up to 7 business days to arrive.
What are the accepted payment methods?
- Cash (in person only, no tax)
- WeChat Pay (Please use the payment OR code in product images) Price is RMB 165.00
Will donation receipts be provided?
I am sorry that I cannot provide individual donation receipts for charitable tax credits. All the profits will be donated once the products are sold at a lum sum. A regular sales receipt will be provided to you through email.
Watercolor Bookmark Set - Gulf of Mexico
The bookmarks will be carefully wrapped. However, to avoid the use of plastics, I do not use waterproof envelops or plastic wraps.