Here's the latest in our series of posts with our partners at Planet Magazine. They are profiling a series of works by contemporary artists, contemplating the state of our  planet. For more information about's work with artists, as well as our global sattelite art project, visit 350 Earth.

The latest EARTH BY artists is Cheryl Molnar, whose work is evocative of our planet’s dissolving landscapes, nostalgic dispassion and the complicated lure of opesites/all/files/earthbycheryl_large.jpgn spaces.

Growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, New York, Cheryl Molnar adopted a habit of thoughtful wandering — observing the patterns of architectural development and lamenting the lost landscapes as she roamed. Her daily musings over cookie-cutter housing tracts, limitless expansion and the consequent threat to identity in all its forms became the foundation of her work. Much like the over-development of urban (and suburban) spaces, Molnar’s layered landscapes examine the fallacies of the American Dream and the ever-widening gap between homogeneity and individualism. Cheryl Molnar has held solo exhibitions at the McCaig-Welles Gallery and Steuben East Gallery in New York. Selected group exhibitions include White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, Pots Gallery in Seattle and Caren Golden Fine Art in New York. Her work is part of the Microsoft and Cantor Fitzgerald Collections.

Earth By is a one-of-a-kind art project that attracts top contemporary artists to create original work based on their personal interpretation of the planet we inhabit. Past contributors include Peter Beard, Chris Johanson, Aurel Schmidt, Allison Schulnik, Ryan McGinness, Hisham Bharoocha and Wangechi Mutu among others. Committed to keeping the project relevant and fresh, each month a new Earth By artist will be introduced, with the original work and a limited edition of prints available for purchase. Envisioned as an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness about our world, ten percent of all proceeds are donated to Charity: water and Visit the gallery to view Earth By’s current roster of artists.

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