About the piece:
Adrianna Allen is a scientific illustrator who creates visuals aimed to inspire curiosity and promote science literacy. Through a combination of science and art she strives to inspire everyone’s interest in the investigation of the cosmos: from genetics to galaxies. This painting has been inspired by The Overview Effect, a phrase coined by astronauts meaning the feeling of awe for our home planet and a sense of responsibility for taking care of it. The depiction of a water snake conveys this, with Adrianna wanting the viewer to take inspiration from this animal by being as quiet as the stones they caress, leaving no trace of yourself.
At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.
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