Owen was thrilled to be invited by Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam to contribute a piece of work to their exhibition Lost and not Found alongside 50 incredible artists in support of the Rainforest Trust; a charity which purchases the most threatened rainforest areas and works to save endangered wildlife and eco-systems.
Wieden + Kennedy’s brief came in featuring 12 species which have been ‘lost and not found’, some as recently as this year. Owen wanted to create work which highlighted the enormity of this mass extinction and really brought attention to the importance of charities like the Rainforest Trust in preventing its continuation.
Using the very apt name of the exhibition he created a multi layered, hand-cut piece of work with the help of his wonderful assistant Molly Bryan. The piece features the words ‘Lost and Not Found’ which sit at different levels within the artwork creating depth and shadow. Intertwined with those words, our 12 paper cut species emerge from and cling to the letters.
The artwork was created as a one-off original piece to echo the sentiment that ‘once it’s gone, it’s gone’ so Owen was thrilled to hear that his piece sold quickly, not only raising money for the Rainforest Trust but hopefully bringing an awareness about the current situation to the person who bought it.
The exhibition’s Private View took place on 24th October and had a wonderful turn out. Each limited-edition artwork is available to buy, with all proceeds going to the Rainforest Trust
The exhibition runs until January 2020 so If you happen to be in Amsterdam please take the time to check it out!