Tarot Art from 3 female artists specialising in illustration and comic book-style

Tarot is a tool that anyone can use in their communications with their inner being or intuition. Fortunately there are numerous decks to suit everyone – whether a seasoned user or advanced tarot reader. In recent years, I have come across a growing number of artists specialising in illustration and comic books developing tarot decks, many of whom are female. It is these decks that particularly … Continue reading Tarot Art from 3 female artists specialising in illustration and comic book-style

On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

On This Planet is an illustration exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the biggest challenge facing wildlife – habitat loss and habitat fragmentation – while fundraising for land. By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction. The exhibition, which runs from 18-21 May at The Old Street Gallery in London, features over 30 illustrators from the UK … Continue reading On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

Mori Kono: Artist creates wildlife woodcarvings from felled trees

When trees fell, Japanese wood carving artist Mori Kono sets out to create wildlife woodcarvings from the remnants. Capturing the playfulness of woodland animals, the Canada-based artist often carves the creatures so that they look like they’re crawling from forest trees, or positioned to hang from wooden logs. Mori Kono and his team make use of local materials such as yellow and red cedar, alder, … Continue reading Mori Kono: Artist creates wildlife woodcarvings from felled trees

Artist Robin Crofut-Brittingham envisions a world where flora and fauna reclaim the planet

Artist Robin Crofut-Brittingham has envisioned a world in which flora and fauna reclaim the planet, through a series of vibrant watercolour paintings. The artist’s paintings reflect on the relationship between humans and the natural world. The series, entitled Strange New Eden, feature female figures whose skin is wrapped in flowers and plants, and then jungles where it is not safe for humans to inhabit. These … Continue reading Artist Robin Crofut-Brittingham envisions a world where flora and fauna reclaim the planet

Sacré blur: Greenhouse made from salvaged stained glass pops up beside London tower block

If you happened to walk the back streets around London’s Hyde Park and Edgware Road recently, chances are you may have crossed paths with Sacré blur – a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th century stained glass – outside a 23-storey tower block. Made from cast-off seventeenth and eighteenth century stained glass collected from the rubbish bins of English and European churches over the … Continue reading Sacré blur: Greenhouse made from salvaged stained glass pops up beside London tower block

Jay Nelson: Artist turning reclaimed wood into treehouses, customised vehicles and boats

Creating objects and structures from reclaimed wood and other discarded materials has always been a natural and normal process for Bay Area-based artist, Jay Nelson. Jay Nelson’s structures, made from discarded wood that he personally goes in search of and hunts down, include everything from treehouses, customised vehicles, boats, and various dwellings. The artist and surfer began working with wood when he was young and … Continue reading Jay Nelson: Artist turning reclaimed wood into treehouses, customised vehicles and boats

Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs

Coral Garden, a coral reef-inspired installation made from discarded pieces of rugs, is aiming to show the extent to which the textile industry is polluting the environment. Portugese textile artist Vanessa Barragão collected unused yarn from a carpet factory in Portugal to create wall hangings and rugs that imitate the structure of coral reefs. Growing up by the seaside, the artist’s connection to the ocean … Continue reading Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs

Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

French artist Julien Nonnon is aiming to raise awareness of the possible disappearance of animals native to mountainous regions by projecting images of endangered species onto vast alpine cliff-faces. In his latest photographic series, Crying Animals, Julien Nonnon used gigantic images of the most endangered species from alpine countries – including the wolf, lynx, bear, hawk, ibex, and bearded vulture – to not only reveal the … Continue reading Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker is using real time data that indicates the wellbeing of a tree to warn “about the urgency of climate change in a way that’s undeniable”, in his latest installation, Voice of Nature. Voice of Nature uses the “voice” of a tree to communicate the effects of climate change on the natural world. The artwork is based on a Japanese cinnamon tree in Chengdu, a city … Continue reading Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

“Parting of the sea” art installation constructed using 168,000 plastic straws aims to encourage people to say no to straws

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong, with his a focus on conservation and social impact projects, creates artwork that is designed to go viral and to drive conversation. For his latest project, Strawpocalypse, the Vietnam-based photographer gathered 168,000 plastic straws to create an art installation that represents the parting of the sea which reveals the plastics hiding within. It is estimated that as many as 8.3 billion plastic … Continue reading “Parting of the sea” art installation constructed using 168,000 plastic straws aims to encourage people to say no to straws