by Viviana Puello –
The “Queen of the Arctic” artwork featuring Sofiya Chorniy – Miss Earth Canada 2013 was created to support the Save the Arctic movement.
“Who could embody a loving, saddened “Queen of The Arctic” better than a fair, gorgeous beauty queen with a strong environmental conscience? That’s what artist and activist Marie Copps thought when she asked Miss Earth Canada 2013, Sofiya Chorniy, to be the face of her campaign which aims at raising public awareness about not only the dangers, but the very real damage allowing big oil companies like Shell to explore regions like the Alaskan Arctic.
Passionate about the cause, and armed with the strong belief that art can inspire people to think and act different from how they would otherwise, Marie Copps created an awe inspiring and thought provoking work of art, giving a very human voice and image to the nightmare of Arctic destruction which could come out of oil drilling in the glacier area, endangering not only the local polar bears but the very Earth itself.”
Editor in Chief
ArtTour International Magazine
Read full article at the ArtTour International Magazine 2015 Spring Issue!
Join the campaign and sing the petition: https://www.savethearctic.org/