Earthling Two Artists

Analia Adorni — Italy
analiaadorni3@gmail.com
Facebook: analiadorniarts

Fatemeh Aray — Iran
arayfatemeh@gmail.com

Arrachme — United States
info@arrachmeart.com
arrachmeart.com

Fatemeh Bahrambeigi — Iran
bahrambeigi@gmail.com

Sonia Cabañas — Portugal, Mexico
sonia.cabanas@gmail.com

Mehdi Daneshvar — Iran
photographer1369@gmail.com
Instagram: Mehdi.daneshvar69

Mojdeh Derakhshani — Iran
md.art1810@gmail.com

Katerina Dramitinou — Greece
katerina.dramitinou@yahoo.gr

Virginia Erdie — United States
virginiaerdie@gmail.com
www.virginiaerdie.com

Nadia Heart — Ukraine
artnadiaheart@gmail.com
www.instagram.com/nadia.heart/

Mahdi Hedayat — Iran
mehdi.hedayatnezhad@gmail.com
www.balsagallery.com

Alexander Jazykov — Slovakia
jazykovalex@gmai.com

Barbara Jensen — United States
thebeachatssp@gmail.com

Gloria Keh— Singapore
gloriak@singnet.com.sg
www.gloriakeh.com

Ebrahim. M. Khormaei —Iran
ekh1510@yahoo.com

Harriette Lawler — United States
hlawler@windstream.net
harriettelawler.moonandmountain.org

Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz — United States, Syria
ilham.art@gmail.com
www.artistilham.com

Mahyar Mogharrari — Iran
mogharrarimahyar@gmail.com
Instagram : mahyar.mogharrari

Kostis Moudatsos — Greece
moudatsokostis@gmail.com

Arpa Mukhopadhyay — India
mukherjee.arpa@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/arpa.mukherjee.3

Neil Nieuwoudt — South Africa
neil.nieuwoudt@gmail.com
foundwork.art/artists/neilnieuwoudtt

Adeyemi Ramon Omolaja— Nigeria
coolraymondking@yahoo.com
www.painters-online.co.uk/artists/Adeyemi_ramon15

Froso Papadimitriou — United Kingdom
papadimitriou.froso@gmail.com
www.frosopapadimitriou.com

Rodrigo Piedrahita — Colombia
piedrahitaescobar@hotmail.com

Abdolreza Rabeti — Iran
abrabeti@yahoo.com

Zohreh Sahebi — Iran
zohresahebi@yahoo.com

Shabnam Shahryary — Iran
shabnam777sh@gmail.com

Leonor Trindade Sousa —Portugal
leonor.limas.sousa@gmail.com
www.leonorsousapintura.pt/

Darija Stipanic — Croatia
darija.stipanic@gmail.com
darijastipanic.weebly.com/

Hamid Tajalifard — Iran
tajalifardhamid@yahoo.com

Mehrangiz Talaeizadeh —Iran
mrs.m.tlz@gmail.com

Fred van Welie — The Netherlands
avwelie@solcon.nl
www.behance.net/fredvanwelie

Nikolay Vlahov — Bulgaria
ngvlahov@gmail.com
Instagram: artbornnet

Keziban Yildirim — Turkey
kezibanressam@gmail.com
kezibanertugrul.com

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Blue Marble Earth art courtesy NASA.

     
     
   


Earthling Two Exhibition

Human activities have caused and continue to cause the current mass extinction of other species and the ongoing catastrophic climate change taking place on Earth. We humans are also not the only Earthlings on this planet. An insect, dog, or bird is just as much an Earthling as a human is. There is also a sharp divide today in the way that humans view the world and therefore in the way they interact with the world.

There are two particular worldviews that are polar opposites of each other. One view is that we humans share the Earth with other life, both plants and animals — and that we should be responsible residents of the Earth and guardians of the life on it. These people do not feel an exclusive allegiance to any one nation, any particular ethnicity, or any political party. Their first and inclusive allegiance is to our planet and to all the life it supports. That is also the worldview of Illume International Gallery.

The opposing view is that we humans rightfully dominate the Earth and that all of the Earth's resources — plant, animal, mineral — are ours to use without regard to the consequences. The 'allegiance' of these people varies depending on the individual and their location. Sadly, they may never think of themselves as Earthlings first or even as humans first.

A devastating and deadly pandemic swept through our beautiful Earth in 2020 and it is still with us today. It was caused by the human desire to eat wild animals, such as the bat. Scientists tell us that we can expect to see more pandemics like this if we continue to interact with non-human animals in the same destructive manner: wet markets, habitat destruction, factory farms, etc etc etc. COVID-19 also has impacted our environment.

How has the pandemic affected our environment? Stay-at-home lockdowns and car-free zones resulted in less pollution, but unfortunately that increased the extremely harmful ground level ozone pollution in many areas due to the drop in nitrogen dioxide pollution. Nitrigen dioxide destroys ground level ozone, but it also depletes the protective ozone layer in the stratosphere, which is where we need ozone to be. The world also saw a new type of litter problem in the form of discarded masks & gloves. Some grocery stores also initially banned the use of customers' reusable shopping bags. Scientists also warn us of the bacteria and viruses that we may see as Earth's polar ice melts. Viral pathogens that life on Earth has not experienced in millions of years could be much worse than COVID-19, more like a pathogen from another planet.

What does it mean to be a living being, human and non-human, on Earth today— in relation to our environment? Who and what are Earthlings? Where are we Earthlings headed or where should we be headed — in relation to our environment? What is our past, present, future interaction with our environment? What do you as an individual Earthling artist see, think, value, love, desire, worry about, etc etc etc in terms of our planet's network of life?