As you can probably tell from some of our recent news stories we’ve been just as focused on the climate emergency as the rest of the world. Based in London it’s hard not to feel the energy mounting around us with strikes and protests happening on a weekly basis. We’ve been looking for any opportunity to show our support and create climate conscious artwork so jumped at the chance to be part of Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam’s ‘Lost and not Found’ exhibition in support of the Rainforest Trust.
With all of us being animal lovers in the studio, Wieden + Kennedy’s brief really hit home with us, featuring 12 species which have recently been ‘lost and not found’, some of these animals disappearing from the face of the earth as recently as this year and the shocking statistic that nearly 500 species (that we know of) have gone extinct since 1900!
From the beautiful Caspian Tiger to the recently lost O’ahu Tree Snail, the examples of newly extinct species are all incredible animals and we found it impossible to focus our efforts on just one of these. We decided to create a piece featuring all of these animals in the hope that it would have just the same impact as W+K’s brief did on us.
Using the very apt name of the exhibition we created a multi layered hand-cut piece of work with the help of our wonderful assistant Molly Bryan. The piece features the 12 species emerging from and clinging to the words ‘Lost and Not Found’ just as they have been clinging to life in the rainforests.
The exhibition's Private View will take place on 24th October and will feature works from over 50 artists and designers. Each limited-edition artwork will be available to buy, with all proceeds going to Rainforest Trust, a global organisation dedicated to preserving and protecting remaining areas of natural habitat.
The exhibition runs until January 2020 so if you happen to be in Amsterdam please take the time to check it out, you can find out more information here!