Earth Day / April 22

Austin Lee: Rendered Birds

Benefit Print for Environmental Defense Fund


About this Release


Pace Prints is pleased to announce the release of a benefit print edition by Austin Lee. Rendered Birds is a photogravure print, in an edition of 50. Created in celebration of Earth Day, proceeds benefit Environmental Defense Fund. Rendered Birds is Pace Prints’ second benefit to support EDF and will be available to purchase on this page on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, at 11:00 am EDT. ⁠

Rendered Birds was created using virtual reality. I draw the birds in VR and then “photograph” them in 3D space. I often use the digital image as inspiration but this time, with the help of Pace Prints, we used a photogravure process to translate the digital image into an intaglio print.

I love birds and computers and nature and people and I don't think these have to be at odds. I am hopeful that there are solutions to environmental challenges that can make a safer world for everyone. Last year, Robin F. Williams and Pace Prints released a print to benefit the Environmental Defense Fund and I would like to continue the tradition.


– Austin Lee

For Earth Day 2021, EDF has also announced a special Triple Your Impact Match for all donations through April 22. Every $1 you pledge will be matched with another $2.


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