is a new art project from Ultimate Holding Company, in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society, Buglife (The Invertebrate Conservation Trust) and the People's Trust for Endangered Species.
In celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday in 2009, the artists will invite 100 volunteers to become the ambassadors of 100 endangered UK species -by being permanently tattooed with the image of their chosen mammal, invertebrate, bird, reptile, fish or plant.
To keep EXT INKED free and avoid sponsorship, we need to raise £5,000 from you the public. This keeps the event free to attend and to participate in, hopefully attracting a new wave of interest in conservationism.
With every successful free tattoo the project will create a new ambassador for another threatened species - a living exhibition of Charlie’s other angels!
EXT INKED aims to show that our generation cares about the future of all species and is prepared to prove it in blood, sweat and tears.
Let’s Make It Happen
If you think EXT INKED is a good idea, we're going to need your help! Please keep checking back here to find out more soon. We really feel that Darwin would appreciate our desire to creatively celebrate evolution, the sheer beauty of these species and the human effort needed to save them.
"It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to relfect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, are dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting upon us..."
-Charles Darwin 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'
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