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Marlou Jaspers Art

My heart for the planet

During the past years of being an artist, I have put more and more focus on working with environmental questions. I have come to realize that this is what motivates and inspires me the most when it comes to creating new paintings and projects. Nature and animals have always been a very important part of my life and the more time I spend with them, read about them and learn about them, the more I realize how things in the world are changing. As one single person it is often hard to feel like you can make a difference when it comes to something that is affecting the whole globe, but every individual can surely do something. I feel like it is my call to educate myself as much as I can and spread my knowledge through the most international language of them all – art.

Climate change, global warming, rising sea levels, ice melts, desertification, deforestation, industrialization, pollution, fresh water scarcity, animals being and becoming critically endangered or even entire species going extinct, these are only a few of the dramatic things that are happening around us as a result from human activities. I want to explore the true connection we have with nature, and what consequences we are facing from our own actions. What we often tend to forget, is that while this is a major threat to our natural environment and the animals in it, when all of that is gone – what are we? Leopards, turtles, rhinos and other animals our grand children might one day ask us about are not the only species on the list of being threatened by climate change – Homo Sapiens are on there as well.

In this section I am sharing my thoughts behind my artwork included in this subject. I hope they can raise at least a little more attention to the crisis, and maybe even spark engagement inside of you too.

Concepts and thoughts

Arktikos

I read that when polar bears ask another bear to share something, such as food, they gently boop their nose to the other bear's nose... 

Daugther nature

Who is Daughter Nature?

My piece ”Daughter Nature” is about the relation between us humans, nature and technology...

Ditt Val

I made this piece to hopefully raise a little bit of attention to the rapid changes of temperature that our oceans have been facing...

Dive In

”Dive-in” is raising awareness about desertification, drought and scarcity happening on our planet due to climatic variations and human activities...

Duckberg

I always love watching ducks floating in waters. Then suddenly see them dip their heads underwater and only see their bottoms stick out from the water like little feathery icebergs...

Guide till Utopia

We often claim ourselves being on the top of the priotiry list and being the ones to run the world...

Hav och Rike

In this piece I am illustrating a world of harmony and balance between human and nature...

NR-6 Nautilus

I had this dream about a creature I did not know the name of, but I knew very well what it was...

One small step for man

As Neil Armstrong once said about the first landing on the moon -”That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. 

Ship of the desert

As ocean levels are rising, land is disappearing. Climate change in general is causing major changes in our environments...

Snålskjuts

”Snålskjuts”, translated to ”Free ride”, is a piece about the relation between humans and nature...

Truce

As well as ”One small step for man”, ”Truce” also focuses on making peace with all other creatures and life we share our planet with...

Seeing the elephant

Just like water and air, land is a vital resource to humankind. Yet, desertification and land degradation is a one of the most pressing environmental problems we have globally today.

Pot of Gold

Water covers about 70% of our planet, yet only around 3% of it is fresh water. Of that, only part is actually accessible to use for drinking water, as the rest is tucked away in for example frozen glaciers and icebergs, or buried deep down in the ground.

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