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Short film connecting the Arctic, Paris, and the world, with poodles, and an Inuit hunter giving an urgent climate change message.
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    FOCUS on THE POODLES

    8” x 10” Glossy Photo Head Shot of one of the Sled Poodles, SIGNED with individual paw print. Only 10 of Each Poodle will be Issued!

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    ICE COLD SOLIDARITY

    Download a Set of 4 fantastic High Resolution Jpegs of Jens Danielson and Mamarut Kristainsen, KINGS of ICE, in front of Paris Landmarks on the morning after the Paris ISIS attacks. Arranged by Mel Chin and photographed by cinematographer Ben Premeaux: size 2400px x 1600px at 72 res

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    I WANT YOU DAWG!

    Recruiting Poster for poodles.
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    11” x 17”

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    ICE COLD SOLIDARITY Archival Print:

    Choose one of the photographs of Jens Danielson and Mamarut Kristainsen, KINGS of ICE in front of Paris Landmarks on the morning after the Paris ISIS attacks. Arranged by Mel Chin and photographed by cinematographer Ben Premeaux. 13 x 19 inches.

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    SUPER COOL Dress like the film crew!

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    Official Film CREW T-SHIRT with Quanaaq (Greenland), Paris, CLT, NYC & Paris map LOGO

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    THE FUTURE OF ICE, signed book by world renown travel writer and essayist, Gretel Ehrlich: only 10 available.

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    L’Arctique est Paris Poster 22” x 34”, in color/signed

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    Shape shifting "Polarpoodle"
    original print by Mel Chin.
    Hand cut and pulled.
    Numbered and signed

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    Carbon Sequestering BRIQUETTE with Documentation. Limited Edition

    a. Patent-Office inspired, Limited Edition Print of “Carbon Sequestering Briquette” by Mel Chin/signed and witnessed.

    Note: The print is Mel Chin's adjustment of the original US patent drawing for the Charcoal Briquette, by Ellsworth Zwoyer, 1895.

    b.Sculptural Carbon Sequestering Briquette, hand finished in solid white oak, exact specs as Zwoyer's drawing. by Mel Chin/signed (12 available)

    Note: Put the grill on hold and cook up some activism one briquette at a time! Even though Chin is from Texas, he is aware that BBQ adds to the CO2 mess and offers you this DO NOT BURN BRIQUETTE. If you don't burn it, you will be sequestering carbon.

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    More to the STORY

    An Original Storyboard Page, hand-drawn & colored and mounted, from film, L’Arctique est Paris, by Mel Chin/signed. With Cover Sheet.

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    POIGNANT POLAR IMAGE

    Limited Edition Photograph from Antarctica: By The Canary Project

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    Out of FIRE and ICE HOT & COLD, by Mel Chin

    One Original Charcoal (fire) Drawing On Paper of a Greenland Inuit Artifact, each unique, in an artist-made frame, 5 Unique Drawings Total

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    Collected Land Melt Water from the Arctic (ice) Presented in sealed bottles with artist’s documentation

    5 available/signed

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    WARM Food with COOL people.

    One night only - dinner with the director at your house. Mel will create a memorable dinner for you and your family or friends (up to 8 people) in your home, and discuss the stories from the field.
    The artist will bring artist-designed schwag for you and your guests.

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    Inuit Sled Prop from film, L’Arctique est Paris. This is a to-scale replica of an Inuit Hunting Sled used in the Arctic for yearly hunting missions, with lashings and ties made by the elite hunters from Greenland. The sled is modified for filming on the streets of Paris with hidden rubber wheels in place of the runners used on snow.

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