2020 Earth Day Stamps Highlight Environmental Artists
The 2020 Earth Day stamps highlight the talents of six different artists chosen because their “works are influenced by environmental issues.” The stamps, two from each issuing office, were released on April 22, 2020. This day was set aside as Earth Day in 1970.
The 1fr. Stamp issued by the Geneva UN office pictures the sculpture Terre (Earth) by French artist Mathilde Roussel. The artwork was made of earth, wheat seeds, recycled metal, fabric, and thread. The sculpture is part of a series called Lives of Grass.
The 2fr stamp shows Mermaids Hate Plastic by Canadian artist and photographer Benjamin Von Wong. The piece was created using discarded plastic bottles and photography. The artist wanted to encourage people to reduce their use of plastics.