Chuck Sperry, "Oceanid"
Oceanid by Chuck Sperry
Standard (Cream): Edition of 100 (signed & numbered)
7-Color Screen Print on archival Cream paper
Variant 1 (Light Green Metallic): Edition of 10 (signed & numbered)
7-color screen print on archival light green metallic paper
Variant 1 (Blue Opal Metallic): Edition of 10 (signed & numbered)
7-color screen print on archival blue opal metallic paper
31" x 21"
Printed by Chuck Sperry
About The Artist
Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 15 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland.
Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia).
By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry’s tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.
His artwork has been exhibited at leading San Francisco art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He has brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired.
Released in early 2009, the documentary film “American Artifact” prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.
One can find his art featured in many books, most notably The Art of Modern Rock, Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.
Chuck Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists and printmakers. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message.
Habitat of the Month:
Photograph by Martin Krämer
An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and a free connection to the open sea. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments and are subject to both marine influences, such as tides, waves, and the influx of saline water; and riverine influences, such as flows of fresh water and sediment.
The inflows of both sea water and fresh water provide high levels of nutrients in both the water column and sediment, making estuaries among the most productive natural habitats in the world. Estuaries provide habitats for many fish nurseries such as salmon and sea trout. As well as providing homes for many migratory bird species.
The banks of many estuaries are amongst the most heavily populated areas of the world, with about 60% of the world’s population living along estuaries and the coast. As a result, many estuaries are suffering from degradation due to deforestation, overgrazing, other poor farming practices, eutrophication and overfishing.
You can help save estuary habitats
Advocate stronger global and regional action to protect estuary habitats and the animals that call them Home.
Support the establishment and protection of marine protected areas (MPAs).
Recommend sustainable ecotourism and dive/snorkel in estuaries.
Think twice before you buy. Do not support the trade of endangered ocean animal products and try to reduce your carbon footprint.
Educate yourself, friend and family on the issues facing estuary habitats and other threatened marine habitats. Act NOW if we wish to save our seas.