Fierceness in Scarcity is a specially commissioned limited-edition print by internationally renowned artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman in support of the Art For Your World campaign. Curated and produced by Artwise in support of WWF, the campaign aims to mobilise and unite the art world in the fight against the climate crisis. The funds raised by Art For Your World will be used to support key areas of WWF’s work that contribute to combatting dangerous climate change, such as: halting deforestation; supporting communities; restoring trees and forests; replanting seagrass meadows; protecting endangered species; and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Fierceness in Scarcity
Chila Kumari Singh Burman
Edition of 100
38.5cm x 51cm
Available to buy HERE.
Fierceness in Scarcity by Chila Kumari Singh Burman incorporates inkjet and screen-printing along with hand-cut collaged elements that add the artist’s signature sparkle. Tigers often feature in Burman’s work, as a personal symbol from childhood (her father’s ice-cream van featured a leaping tiger) and also a connection to her Indian roots (she was born and raised in Liverpool but her parents emigrated from India in the 50s). The tiger image in this new commission for Art For Your World warns of a species in danger that WWF is working hard to preserve – we have lost over 95% of tigers in the wild in the last century.
This is a wonderfully layered and complex print made up of multiple components. The background is formed of an archival inkjet print with a silkscreen glaze set over a selection of the bindi elements. The silkscreen tiger is made up of seven colours, each of which has been die-cut to shape and finished with hand-applied diamantes to the tigers’ eyes. Thank you to K2 Screen/Omni for the incredible work and attention to detail in producing this limited edition print.
“I am delighted to be participating in this fantastic campaign, as an artist and activist I know first-hand the significant role art can play in affecting societal change. We’re in the midst of a climate emergency, and almost out of time. And this campaign is fighting on the frontline of the climate emergency to save our planet before it’s too late.” – Chila Kumari Singh Burman
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Liverpool, Burman’s major multimedia light installations have been commissioned by Tate Britain for their 2019-2020 Winter Commission: Remembering the Brave New World, and more recently Do you See Words in Rainbowsadorned Covent Garden’s historic site in October 2021. She has works in several public collections including Tate, the Wellcome Trust, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum in London and the Devi Art Foundation in Haryana, India.