Year of Sharks Project
After following with and being inspired by Michelle Fleur's 200 Whales Project, I have embarked on my own version: the Year of Sharks Project. Tasking myself with creating 365 individual paintings of different shark species, while highlighting interesting facts and bringing attention to the dangers of extinction many of them face, I hope to educate about and reduce the stigma around these incredible creatures. Sharks are the apex predators of the oceans, making them a vital component to every oceanic ecosystem- if they are taken out of their habitats, the whole area will flounder. Prints of my paintings will be available through my Etsy shop (PecheInk) as the project continues, and the paintings themselves will be available for purchase at the end of this project. Upon completion, 50% of all proceeds from this project will be donated to the Bali Sharks Research Center, the world's first shark rescue nursery.