Ballpoint pen artist, Snah kicks off ACAP’s fourth collaboration with ABUN for World Albatross Day and its theme of plastic pollution

Snah Kritzler 2a
Black-browed Albatross on Marion Island by Snah, after a photograph by Kim Stevens, with a disposable plastic bottle

A ballpoint pen artist, who goes under the pseudonym Snah, has created the first artworks for ABUN Project #43 “Plastic Pollution” in support of this year’s World Albatross Day.  The project, which will run until 31 March, is the fourth collaboration between ACAP and Artists and Biologists Unite for Nature in support of World Albatross Day on 19 June.

Snah Kritzler 4
A Black-footed Albatross by Snah, after a photograph by Cynthia Vanderlip taken on Kure Atoll, stands next to a washed-up plastic bottle

Snah writes to ACAP Latest News:  “I live in Germany in a little town near Hanover.  I have been painting with a ballpoint pen for the last three years.  I haven't had any professional training.  I also work with aquarell, pastel chalk, airbrush, charcoal and acrylic.  But I now prefer to use ballpoint pens, because I can use them while sitting on my sofa.”

Snah Kritzler 4
A collage of Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses by Snah for ‘WAD2022’

Snah also produced ballpoint pen artwork to help illustrate last year’s World Albatross Day, with its theme of Climate Change.

Thanks Snah!

John Cooper, Emeritus Information Officer, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, 10 January 2023

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

About ACAP

ACAP Secretariat

119 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000

Tel: +61 3 6165 6674