I will be participating in the U.S. element of Justdiggit’s Project eARTh and will be creating a custom shovel similar to the ones shown below. My shovel, along with those created by other U.S. based artists, will be featured in an exhibition later this year to raise awareness and funds for this amazing organization.
This all came about through an invitation from Misho of Misho Gallery in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to meet with Just Diggit and Naga Foundation co-founder, Dennis Karpes, and Marketing Director Wessel van Eeden. We were also joined by artists Johnny Botts and Hilla Hueber.
Justdiggit works to preserve and restore ecosystems and climate systems on a large scale. They do so by applying rainwater harvesting techniques and conservation methods in strategically chosen locations. After intervention project areas start to interact and in doing so create a so called Hydrologic corridor. Learn more.
Artist John Kraft with Justdiggit’s Dennis Karpes and Wessel Van Eeden
Autodesk Gallery - San Francisco
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new project, including a preview of my shovel design. A big Thank You to Misho for the introduction and to Dennis and Wessel for the invitation to participate.
Please visit the JustdiggIt website to learn more and to donate to this great cause.
The planet will thank you for it.