Celebrate Earth Day With 13 Nature-Inspired Works from the Artnet Gallery Network

Whether engaging with themes of climate changes or inspired by voyages across the landscape, these works illustrate the varied inspirations that can be found in the physical world around us.

Thitz, New York Utopia on Brooklyn Bridge (2021). Courtesy of Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles.
Thitz, New York Utopia on Brooklyn Bridge (2021). Courtesy of Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles.

First organized in 1970, every year on this date nearly 200 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day to encourage ongoing awareness of and commitment to environmental protection. Climate change and environmental preservation are extremely prevalent issues that face the world today, and artists everywhere have drawn inspiration from nature and the potential futures that the earth may face should they not be addressed.

Here at the Artnet Gallery Network, not only are we always exploring new art and artists, we also look at common themes and trends that crop up—which is easy to do as the network features thousands of artworks from every corner of the globe. To mark Earth Day, we discovered 13 artworks that engage with climate change, consider the state of the earth, or generally inspire reflection on environmental issues.

Whether you’re looking for more nature or climate-informed art, or interested in exploring specific artists or movements, you can always continue your search anytime by browsing the Artnet Gallery Network.

Jon Rafman
Egregore I (2021)
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Jon Rafman, Egregore I (2021). Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

Jon Rafman, Egregore I (2021). Courtesy of Sprüth Magers.

Mark Dion
Chart 35, Anatomy of Global Warming (2021)
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Mark Dion, Chart 35, Anatomy of Global Warming (2021). Courtesy of Graphicstudio/U.S.F.

Mark Dion, Chart 35, Anatomy of Global Warming (2021). Courtesy of Graphicstudio/U.S.F.

Shepard Fairey
Global Warning – Global Warming (Andy Warhol Edition) (2009)
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Shepard Fairey, Global Warning – Global Warming (Andy Warhol Editions) (2009). Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery.

Shepard Fairey, Global Warning – Global Warming (Andy Warhol Editions) (2009). Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery.

Lisa Lebofsky
Juniper (2018)
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Lisa Lebofsky, Juniper (2018). Courtesy of Franklin Bowles Galleries.

Lisa Lebofsky, Juniper (2018). Courtesy of Franklin Bowles Galleries.

Helmut Ditsch
LOS HIELOS (2002)
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Helmut Ditsch, LOS HIELOS (2002). Courtesy of Artfactory Club.

Helmut Ditsch, LOS HIELOS (2002). Courtesy of Artfactory Club.

Gabriele Gruber-Gisler
Desire (2020)
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Gabriele Gruber-Gisler, Desire (2020). Courtesy of Forum Presents.

Gabriele Gruber-Gisler, Desire (2020). Courtesy of Forum Presents.

Shuli Hallak
Solar Power Mirrors from Tower, Negev Desert, (2009)
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Shuli Hallak, Solar Power Mirrors from Tower, Negev Desert (2009). Courtesy JHB Gallery.

Shuli Hallak, Solar Power Mirrors from Tower, Negev Desert (2009). Courtesy JHB Gallery.

Karel Doruyter
Climate Change (2022)
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Karel Doruyter, Climate Change (2022). Courtesy of Whistler Contemporary Gallery.

Karel Doruyter, Climate Change (2022). Courtesy of Whistler Contemporary Gallery.

Samira Saidi
We Belong With The Ocean #02 (2017)
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Samira Saidi, We Belong With The Ocean #02 (2017). Courtesy of Wide Gallery, London.

Samira Saidi, We Belong With The Ocean #02 (2017). Courtesy of Wide Gallery, London.

Mathieu Bernard-Reymond
Monuments, China air and water polution 2001–2006 (2008)
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Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Monuments, China air and water pollution 2001–2006 (2008). Courtesy of Baudoin Lebon.

Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Monuments, China air and water pollution 2001–2006 (2008). Courtesy of Baudoin Lebon.

Haiying Xu
Die Reise 13 (2022)
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Haiying Xu, Die Reise 13 (2022). Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Binder.

Haiying Xu, Die Reise 13 (2022). Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Binder.

Justine Otto
South of the Border (2022)
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Justine Otto, South of the Border (2022). Courtesy of DCV.

Justine Otto, South of the Border (2022). Courtesy of DCV.

Józef Doskowski
Ride (ca. 1924)
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Józef Doskowski, Ride (ca. 1924). Courtesy of Olszewski Gallery.

Józef Doskowski, Ride (ca. 1924). Courtesy of Olszewski Gallery.

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