Driven by Passion

Artists for Sea Shepherd is an initiative aimed to raise awareness by inviting artists to use their talents and express their concern. Website by Arjen Weijers (CoArt)

The Art of Saving Whales

The whalers, armed with exploding harpoons and razorsharp flensing knives
have waged a bloody cruel war on the world’s whales for centuries.
Motivated by greed, with hearts hardened by callous infliction of pain and suffering,
the merciless remorseless whalekillers of Japan, Norway and the Faroe Islands
represent all that is dark within the gritty soul of humanity.

To combat this abject cruelty and to fight this despicable crime,
we who are warriors for the whales
must fight with weapons that both expose the truth and heal the wounds.
We do not have the luxury of anger, and the simplicity of violence.
Our weapons are of a gentler nature.

The most powerful weapon in this compassionate crusade is the passion of the artist.
The true artist seeks salvation for that which he holds in rare reverence,
and seeks to both honour and to protect,
knowing that what is given through his creation is redeemed by the heart.

(Paul Watson)