Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles transforms plastic and waste material into paintings

Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles is giving discarded waste a new life by incorporating materials ranging from shredded plastic to old paint and leftover construction wood in his paintings. The artist sources the materials from around his Manila neighbourhood or through donations from contacts he has made since launching his environmental campaign in 2019. He was spurred on to take up the project after seeing a … Continue reading Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles transforms plastic and waste material into paintings

News From The Future: French artist Fabien Barrau’s visions of cities and landmarks after “climate change apocalypse”

French digital artist Fabien Barrau has created a series of renderings that show what famous landmarks worldwide could look like after a “climate change apocalypse” The series, entitled News From The Future, uses drone photography captured by the artist himself as well as stock images to create montages that depict famous city landmarks including Paris’s Eiffel Tower and Arc De Triomphe, and New York City’s … Continue reading News From The Future: French artist Fabien Barrau’s visions of cities and landmarks after “climate change apocalypse”

GROW: Light installation that works in harmony with nature in the Netherlands

Rotterdam-based designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled a 20,000-square-metre light installation to highlight the beauty of agriculture while also improving crop growth. The installation, entitled GROW, consists of a design-based light recipe which shines vertically across 20,000m2 of farmland with leek (Allium porrum). Viewers experience the artwork as ‘dancing lights’ across the huge agricultural field. The light display is inspired by photobiology light science technologies which have shown that … Continue reading GROW: Light installation that works in harmony with nature in the Netherlands

The Good of the Hive: Mural project raises awareness of the connectedness of all things

New York-based muralist Matthew Willey has hand painted more than 50,000 individual bees on buildings around the world to highlight growing threats to pollinators. The artist was inspired to create this environmental message after a bee flew through his apartment window in late spring 2008. Having rendered more than 5,500 of the pollinators in 30 murals and installations over the past five years, Matthew Willey … Continue reading The Good of the Hive: Mural project raises awareness of the connectedness of all things

Artist Hula freedives to complete artificial reef underwater murals from the ocean floor in Deep Seads series

Hawaiian artist Hula – known for testing his limits in nature’s elements in order to create art with both an environmental message and purpose – has created artificial reefs in hopes of raising awareness for the fight to save Earth’s coral reefs. Sean Yoro, professionally known as Hula, is well known for his unique murals painted near and in large bodies of water – depicting figures that emerge from … Continue reading Artist Hula freedives to complete artificial reef underwater murals from the ocean floor in Deep Seads series

Street artist Bordalo II turns trash into animal sculptures to highlight wastefulness and its impact on the planet

Portuguese street artist Bordalo II is highlighting the extent of wastefulness and the impact it has on the environment through his Trash Animals sculptures. The Lisbon-based Artur Bordalo creates sculptures from various discarded objects he can find around the city including scrap metal, old tyres, car carcasses, appliances, plastic stuff and aluminium cans. Artur Bordalo’s installations are focused on questioning the materialistic and consumerist society we … Continue reading Street artist Bordalo II turns trash into animal sculptures to highlight wastefulness and its impact on the planet

Earthscape artist Andres Amador works the beach with stunning geometric designs

For Andres Amador, the beach is a canvas that most resonates with his artistic flair. Inspired by his study of calligraphy, ancient architecture, and science of all disciplines, the Sierra Nevada-based artist has spent the last 15 years on his beach-based Earthscape Art series. The artwork on beaches can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide when the beach is revealed. The fractal … Continue reading Earthscape artist Andres Amador works the beach with stunning geometric designs

Monsieur Plant: French artist uses plant life, trees, everyday objects and humour to remind us of our connection to nature

Urban gardener Christophe Guinet, aka Monsieur Plant, brings everyday products into contact with plant life and trees in his artworks – showing that we are always connected with nature, and reminding us of the playfulness and creativity that nature brings out in us. The Marseilles-based artist’s botanical artworks and installations are often humourous as they are beautiful and inspiring. Some of Monsieur Plant’s most recent … Continue reading Monsieur Plant: French artist uses plant life, trees, everyday objects and humour to remind us of our connection to nature

Atlas of Scotland: New project sees artist Andrew Barr map Scottish history and culture “in a whole new light”

A new Scottish Atlas – the first of its kind in over 100 years – retell the story of Scotland’s history and culture, revealing one of the world’s oldest nations “in a whole new light”. Edinburgh-based artist and writer Andrew Redmond Barr has launched a new project to create the Atlas of Scotland, a hardback book combining text with illustrated maps. It will shed new … Continue reading Atlas of Scotland: New project sees artist Andrew Barr map Scottish history and culture “in a whole new light”

Revitalising traditional Inuit tattooing using skin stitching and skin poking techniques

Tattoos remain a vital part of the Inuit culture, in spite of the tradition almost being lost when missionaries came to Inuit communities and began colonising around 100 years ago. For millennia, Inuit women would get tattoos with needles made of bone or sinew soaked in suet. Each tattoo signified an important accomplishment or coming of age. When missionaries arrived in Canada’s Arctic about 100 years ago, … Continue reading Revitalising traditional Inuit tattooing using skin stitching and skin poking techniques