Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean: A Pop-Up Book.
by Dr. Herminia Din & Astor Lai
Featured at the UAA Fine Arts Bldg., Kimura Gallery from September 3 - October 4
Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean. Is a pop-up book that walks kids through what happens to the junk that is placed in our oceans. A wonderful platform to ignite ideas and spark some great discussions.
Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean explains to viewers not only How our ocean pollution problem came to be, but Why we must find solutions as quickly as possible. Most importantly, it shows them What they can do right now to be part of those solutions.
The book format has two contrasting but complementary parts:
Part 1 is Our Plastic Ocean: What’s Wrong and How We Can Fix It Part 2 is Our Clean Ocean: How We Can Keep It Clean for All of Us
The illustrations and pop-ups in Our Plastic Ocean make clear the connection between a polluting act and the widespread harm it causes; inOur Clean Ocean, the reader learns ways to reduce pollution and keep the ocean clean and healthy. In addition, the user’s guidebook takes the learner to the next level, providing examples of how to take actionable steps and create one’s own artwork for change.
7 x 7.5 x 1.5" folds out to 5' 8" and is double sided. Also includes a 20 page activity guide with stick puppets. All enclosed in a sturdy sleeve. Copyright @2019 For ages 5 and up. ISBN 978-986-94142-1-0
Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean is set to come out later this winter.
BIOGRAPHIES Dr. Herminia Din is professor of art education at UAA. Her work focuses on plastic pollution in the Arctic using community art as an action for change. Grounded in educational theory and practice, she engages students in hands- on learning experiences to address themes of global significance. Since 2008, she has been promoting Junk to Funk—a community-based art series focused on using recycled materials to create beautiful, functional artwork. Professor Din received the UAA Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Sustainability (2013 and 2019) for her efforts to raise awareness of the “reduce” and “reuse” methods of dealing with plastic pollution. Astor Lai is a book designer from Nantou, Taiwan. He is concerned with social, ecological, and environmental issues and uses his art to make a positive impact. As a designer, his creativity extends to other fields including interior design, graphic design, documentary filmmaking, and paper carving. In 2016, he founded the Foldism Popup Book Studio, whose purpose is to create stories from “paper folding.” In 2017, he published his first DIY pop-up book, Golden Birdwing, Metamorphosis! Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean is his second book and first collaboration with Professor Din.
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