Wyland: 25 Years at Sea

Wyland: 25 Years at Sea

by The Wyland Foundation, John Yow
     
 
Out of the earth's 6 billion people, we probably have 5.9 billion to go, but that's the goal. I'd like nothing better than to have 6 billion people talking and thinking about protecting our planet, and I see no reason to stop trying." --Wyland

Muralists naturally think big. But Wyland-arguably the world's best-known marine painter, whose images span thousands of

Overview

Out of the earth's 6 billion people, we probably have 5.9 billion to go, but that's the goal. I'd like nothing better than to have 6 billion people talking and thinking about protecting our planet, and I see no reason to stop trying." --Wyland

Muralists naturally think big. But Wyland-arguably the world's best-known marine painter, whose images span thousands of square feet of walls, canvases, and sculpted forms-makes an impact far beyond the art world. Wyland combines his incredible talents with those of a dedicated team of educators, scientists, and environmentalists to truly change the way we view the planet.

Wyland: 25 Years at Sea opens the door to Wyland's fascinating world of art and its power to make a difference in the earth's future. Through its pages we experience the wonder of nature as seen through the eyes of this extraordinary artist, while deepening our understanding of the importance of our environment and all creatures that share it. Like an artist's palette, this book mixes Wyland's breathtaking work with a narrative that reveals the man's personal world and his commitment to the earth.

Woven throughout the whales, sea turtles, and ocean waves is the absorbing story of how Wyland grew from his Detroit roots to become a successful fine artist to his mission today of delivering a lasting, worldwide message of concern, hope, and needed action.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Wyland was born in Michigan, but something in him always yearned for the open seas. For over two decades, whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and other forms of ocean life have been the subjects of his luminous murals, prints, and sculptures. Wyland: 25 Years at Sea celebrates a man who has given a whole new meaning (and spelling) to the phrase "the whaling wall."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740760808
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
632,072
Product dimensions:
12.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Wyland is the world's premier marine life artist. Through sculpture, painting, photography, and education, Wyland encourages responsible stewardship of our world's oceans and marine life. His work includes eight previous books, more than 90 Whaling Wall murals, the nonprofit Wyland Foundation, and the Wyland Ocean Challenge, an arts and science curriculum intended to get children involved in saving our water. Wyland calls Laguna Beach, Calif., home.

Author's web site: www.wyland.com/

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