Oliver Jeffers on the descent of the solar system to Earth for Our Place in Space

Oliver Jeffers on the descent of the solar system to Earth for Our Place in Space

“THIS project is not a scale model of the place of the Earth in the solar system”, explains Oliver Jeffers, “it is a scale model of the place of humanity in the solar system .” The Australian-born, Belfast-raised children’s artist and author talks to me about Our place in spaceperhaps his most ambitious project to … Read more

The Day – Lymes artists put their stamp on wildlife conservation

The Day - Lymes artists put their stamp on wildlife conservation

They call it the Duck Stamp: the proceeds of the US government’s only juried art competition and the source of over a billion dollars to help preserve wildlife refuges. The stamp, part of the duck hunter licensing process, was the subject of an award-winning documentary and a satire by comedian-turned-newscaster John Oliver chronicling the eccentricities … Read more