January 20: Penguin Awareness Day
April 25: World Penguin Day
Penguins with Purpose Invade Pottery Studio
“January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day,” said Moen. “I’m looking to the Southern Hemisphere and its penguins to deflect the political turmoil also marking this day. I’m deeply concerned about how current world politics might affect the future of this planet.”
Moen hopes her ongoing art installation will raise awareness about troubling subjects like changes in the Antarctic ice shelf, the atmosphere and the oceans. She cautions that not all the penguins will be happy ones; some will carry the weight and expression of social commentary.
“There’s something else about penguins, though,” said Moen. “People are delighted by them. People identify with these elegant, tenacious, funny and gregarious animals. It seems the human spirit wants to tap into those qualities. Besides, it’s hard to miss that they’re such snappy dressers.”
The completed ceramic penguins are for sale, or, as Moen says, “adoption.” At this time, 100% of penguin proceeds are going to support climate science, policy and communication.
The Founders, every colony needs founders.
Penguin Mugs: $40 each plus shipping.