Douglas Coupland’s plastic trash exhibit aims to get people to re-examine relationship with plastic

Plastic trash washed up on the shores of British Columbia is the subject of an art exhibition aiming to help people reconsider their use of disposable plastic, in much the same way attitudes toward littering shifted decades ago. Artist and author Douglas Coupland’s exhibit, Vortex, includes a battered Japanese fishing boat that washed ashore on Haida Gwaii, BC in 2017, a casualty of the 2011 tsunami. The … Continue reading Douglas Coupland’s plastic trash exhibit aims to get people to re-examine relationship with plastic

Solar Panels As Artistic Canvas — Artists & Climate Change

In my last post, I described a brief history of artists throughout the ages – musicians, architects, sculptors – who have created a variety of works of art powered by the wind. In this post, I shift our focus to contemporary artists who are re-imagining solar energy as an art form. In particular, I am […] via Solar Panels As Artistic Canvas — Artists & Climate … Continue reading Solar Panels As Artistic Canvas — Artists & Climate Change

Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists — LRInspire

Many portraits of Indigenous people by non-Native artists romanticize, stereotype, or appropriate Native people and cultures. Contemporary Native artists are actively deconstructing these myths and preconceptions about their culture through the use of art. In fact, many modern-day artists use a dynamic combination of materials, methods and concepts that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy […] via Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists — … Continue reading Power and Perception Exhibit Showcases Contemporary Native Artists — LRInspire

The many faces of Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculptures harnessing wind power

Artist Anthony Howe creates kinetic sculptures powered by the wind. Working with the air elemental, the remote island-based artist’s pieces of work resemble many things to different people – everything from an octopus, a vortex to a sunflower. Anthony Howe’s wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high. Weighing up to 1,600 lbs (725kg), each artwork is first built digitally to test how it will … Continue reading The many faces of Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculptures harnessing wind power

Karen Francesca, the Craftivist Artist Guerilla Gardening on the Streets of Aberdeen — Inspiring City

We open the boot and out comes compost, a pre made wooden box, a sapling and a couple of pea plants. There on the roadside we assemble our little gardening armoury and we head out to find a spot on which to plant. We are guerilla gardening on the streets of Aberdeen! Karen Francesca is […] via Karen Francesca, the Craftivist Artist Guerilla Gardening on the … Continue reading Karen Francesca, the Craftivist Artist Guerilla Gardening on the Streets of Aberdeen — Inspiring City

Tide Studio: Platform features artworks by artists focused on the ocean and water

Tide Studio is a platform for artists and photographers, who are focused on the theme of the ocean and water, to sell their artwork. Featuring artwork from around the world, Tide Studio sell limited edition or exclusive prints from established and emerging artists and photographers. Tide donates 10% of every sale to ocean and water related charities.  Tide Studio Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s … Continue reading Tide Studio: Platform features artworks by artists focused on the ocean and water

Artist Marcus Coates documents a community’s apology for the loss of the Great Auk bird

Apology to the Great Auk is a short film that documents an attempt by the community of Fogo Island to apologise for the loss of the now extinct bird, the Great Auk. British artist Marcus Coates travelled to Fogo Island last summer to ask for an official apology to be given to the Great Auk, a flightless bird once numerous around the island, but extinct since 1844 due to … Continue reading Artist Marcus Coates documents a community’s apology for the loss of the Great Auk bird

Indonesian artist creating #zerowastecoffee art of nature and fae using used coffee grounds

Artist and environmentalist Ghidaq al-Nizar incorporates his love of nature and a zero-waste coffee philosophy to create stunning artworks using used coffee grounds and leaves as “canvas” and “paint”. Dipping a paint brush in a cup of coffee, Ghidaq al-Nizar draws landscapes, animals, fantasy art and fae, then he adds his special signature of used coffee grounds to flesh out his paintings. And leaves, paper and … Continue reading Indonesian artist creating #zerowastecoffee art of nature and fae using used coffee grounds

Pollution Pods: Art installation raises awareness of environmental impact

Pollution Pods, a sensory installation by British artist Michael Pinsky, will recreate the pollution from five cities across three continents to raise awareness that the world, and our own impact on it, is interconnected. The installation, which will be on display at London’s Somerset House between 18 and 24 April, takes visitors on a tour of climatically controlled pods in order to compare the quality of polluted global … Continue reading Pollution Pods: Art installation raises awareness of environmental impact

Everyday Plastic billboard captures one person’s plastic waste collected in a year

All the plastic used by artist Daniel Webb in an entire year has been documented in a huge photograph now on display at one of Britain’s oldest surviving amusement parks, Dreamland Margate. The billboard, which was unveiled to the public yesterday as the amusement park re-opened for the season, aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the UK “in an accessible, honest and direct manner”, and encourage … Continue reading Everyday Plastic billboard captures one person’s plastic waste collected in a year