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The Solar Panel Art Series / Okuda San Miguel
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The Solar Panel Art Series
The Solar Panel Art Series
The Solar Panel Art Series / Carolina Amaya
The Solar Panel Art Series / Henok
The Solar Panel Art Series / Ian Shevack
The Solar Panel Art Series / Rosh333
The Solar Panel Art Series / XOOOOX

The Solar Panel Art Series has teamed up with Paddle 8 to run an online benefit auction highlighting the need for renewable and sustainable resources.

Overall, the project sees a number of commissioned artists modify repurposed solar panels with their own creative stamp. The likes of Carolina Amaya, Okuda San Miguel, Henok Getachew, Rosh333, and XOOOOX have already jumped on board, lending their paintings, UV lights, graffiti and stencil work to the auction.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation, whose “Solar Kids School Program,” currently sees the production of sustainable light for school children and teachers in Rwanda. The Danish-Icelandic artist, known for his architectural and installation work, spoke on the contribution in a press release:

“The Solar Panel Art Series decided to donate a part of their proceeds to the Little Sun Foundation, in order to bring light and study time to children in rural Rwanda, and we are very grateful for this. Collectively, we can work towards global togetherness and a better future, including energy access for all.”

Have a browse of select artworks above and visit The Solar Panel Art Series or Paddle 8 for more information.

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