Norwegian CG artist and director, Øyvind Engevik’s The Conservation considers the idea of a “backup planet”, where humans have to harvest “Earth’s seed” to build a new home.
“We push because we must. We push because we are too late. We push because we no longer have a choice. We remember the melting glaciers. We remember the burning forests. We remember the dry lake beds. We regret not listening to the voices. We regret not noticing the signs. We regret not acting sooner. So, we must push. We must push to breathe. We must push to survive. We are busy keeping the tree alive. We are busy keeping hope alive. We are too busy to keep surviving like this. So, we will perish and die. The last tree is the last thing we will see. Don’t let this be the last thing you see. Remember to push for better environmental regulation. Remember to listen to the voices. Remember to pay attention to the signs. There’s still hope. There’s still a chance. There’s still time for you. To save the last tree for all of us.” – Øyvind Engevik.
About Øyvind Engevik (Engwind)
Øyvind Engevik (Engwind) is 23 years old and lives in Bergen, Norway. His art is digital rather than physical, and is immersive, meticulous, and narrative-driven. In 2021, the artist started exploring NFTs and the blockchain as a way to preserve his artistic journey as a digitally-native artist. Since his first NFT drop which sold out, he has created artworks for blockchain companies like Notional, Wilder World, and Bai.Arts. His most recent collaboration is with Pls&Ty, and he has produced artworks for Bitcoin Miami Conference 2021 and Tony Hawk’s skateboard auction.