All of these prints are 28 x 22 in monotype/monoprints. The images were made by manipulating ink on a plexiglass sheet and printing in multiple runs. Four monotypes of each landscape printed on Rives BFK and Arches papers.
The contours of this landscape are pulled from informational charts relating to world forest area and forestry practices. A chart plotting forest carbon markets (transacted offset volumes by project type) over time from pre-2006 to 2012 becomes the sharply peaked angles of the background. Each line represents a different project: the line with the tallest peak represents REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), the line with the second tallest peaks represents A/R (afforest or reforest land), the line that steadily increases represents IFM (improve forest management), and the line with the shortest peaks represents agriculture/agroforestry. Source: Covering New Ground: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2013, Forest Trend’s Ecosystem Marketplace, Washington, DC. Page ix.

The curves in the sky plot the amount of certified forest area (forestry that is socially and environmentally responsible) from 2002 on the far left to 2010 on the far right. The top line represents forest certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the bottom line represents forest certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) – the two largest forest certification bodies worldwide. The straight horizontal line below both of these in the sky signifies the x-axis “0” mark for this chart. Source: UNEP (2011). Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012). Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi. Page 40.

All of the triangular forms dotted across the landscape here represent total forest area for the indicated country for the year 2012. Forest area is “land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.” Data source: World Bank (2013), “World Development Indicators 2013.” Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
Design template rendered in Adobe Illustrator.
The three original charts which informed the shape of the landscape.
Print in progress before adding bubble chart and text labels.
A different montype from the same series.
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