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This is by far my largest project, covering almost the entire front and back of the T-shirt with a very detailed, mostly freehand painting. It is a painting with a strong environmental message. It depicts one spot of rain forest from two contrasting perspectives:
The front shows the lush vegetation, colorful and exotic fauna and flora, the unique beauty of this natural environment.
The back shows the human exploration and exploitation for business profits, leading to the contamination and destruction of the fragile ecosystem.

date Jan-Apr 1996
time 4 weeks
object T-shirt
technique airbrushfreehandstencil


Source Rain Forest Source Rain Forest handcolored sketches


Rain Forest front.overview
Go to dedicated page for the front side.

Rain Forest back.overview
Go to dedicated page for the back side.

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