Visual artist Emerald Rose Whipple is offering three open edition prints, two in collaboration with Orange Babies launching November 1st and one in collaboration with UNICEF launching November 20th World Children’s Day - 100% of the sales proceeds will be going to aid children in need. As many of us live with indifference towards the suffering of the world, Emerald Rose Whipple asks viewers of her work to remember our wealth of opportunities during childhood and to support those who start life with the odds severely stacked against them. Nurturing and caring for children of the world are the foundations of human progress.
Emerald Rose Whipple is a visual artist best known for her paintings of wayward and pensive adolescents that document the coming-of-age transition between the innocence of childhood and the self-discovery of adulthood. The work simultaneously explores the origins of youth and the light within the soul. Referencing the late19th century Impressionism and the old masters, Whipple captures in paint the ephemeral photographic images. While her pieces are a product of contemporary social media and popular culture, the resulting impression is universal and candid.
Whipple’s approaches pointillism acts as a symbol of the illusion of separateness. The abstraction not only introduces a state of trance but also invites the viewer to explore physical perception. The wider our gaze becomes, the clearer the picture. Whipple reminds us to widen our gaze of compassion from being concerned primarily with the self towards all beings of the world.
ERW X ORANGE BABIES, LAUNCHING 11 | 1 | 2020
The Emerald Rose Whipple | EXHALE Print is an initiative in conjunction with the Orange Babies Foundation - a charity tackling the HIV/Aids epidemic in African nations through a holistic approach that provides mothers, children and orphans affected by the disease access to much needed medication, nutritional food, education and psychological support. This EXHALE Print initiative arose in lieu of the EXHALE Project in Zambia which has been postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic. Whipple will offer two stylistic representations pulled from a diptych entitled ‘Venus, Aether Sunset’ from the artists Phædo series.
The original work is in a private collection, the use of the images are a courtesy of both the artist and the collector to support mothers and children who are at the most risk from the global Covid19 pandemic. The diptych will be separated into 2 prints ‘Venus’ and ‘Aether Sunset’ which will be listed at $250 unsigned and $500 signed with 100% of the revenue directed towards Orange Babies. The artist is offering 150 limited edition digital prints on mirror finish paper at 12 x 15 inches. With a purchase of the $250 unsigned print, Orange Babies can provide 10 children with daily nutrition for one month. And with a purchase of the $500 signed print or two unsigned prints Orange Babies can provide a class of children with daily nutrition, education and the necessary Covid-19 protection like mouth masks and soap for two weeks.
ERW X UNICEF LAUNCHING WORLD CHILDRENS DAY 11 | 20 | 2020
Emerald Rose Whipple’s Print Initiative is aimed to support UNICEF USA in its mission to provide aid to vulnerable children around the world who are existentially threatened by this COVID-19 global crisis. The initiative will offer a limited print exclusively on the artists website. The signed and numbered edition of 50 will be listed at $500 with 100% of purchase proceeds directed towards UNICEF. The edition is a 3-4 screen print on recycled paper and is 11 3/8 x 17 inches in size. The artist has chosen to work with UNICEF on this initiative because of its advocacy for the rights of every child in the world and the organization’s global reach. As an agency of the United Nations, and working in over 190 countries and territories, UNICEF is uniquely poised to the needs of vulnerable children across in the world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Emerald Rose Whipple was born in 1989 in California, USA. She lives and works in New York, NY. Whipple presented internationally, including solo shows at VOLTA NY and Galerie Jan Dhaese. Her paintings have appeared in publications including The Huffington Post, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Another Magazine, The Last Magazine, i-D Magazine, The Know Culture, Black Book Eazel, Cultbytes and Women’s Wear Daily.
“Painting itself is an act of meditation devoid of ego. It is a form of peace in which I transform the suffering of my own human experience, as well as the suffering of the world into something of light. With it I remember that we are all connected.” Emerald Rose Whipple
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