Casson Trenor - Umijoo

Casson Trenor – Umijoo

Date grant awarded: 09/19/2017

Umijoo is an environmental art book about the connections between our daily life decisions and the health of our planet. Casson Trenor (a career environmental activist) and Caia Koopman (a renowned pop surrealist painter) have joined forces to create this illustrated tale that is designed to inspire ocean conservation and responsible food choices, especially among children. Following the guiding question “what is love?”, Umijoo uses evolving verse, gallery-quality artwork, and a classic hero’s journey plot device to weave a story about food, relationships, and the ocean.