Sustainability Focus

My Sustainability Mission

Sustainability in Art: What Is It?

There are two main ways to think about sustainable art:

  1. Eco-conscious creation: This means using materials and methods that are kind to the environment. Artists might use recycled or found objects, sustainable resources, or even create works that decompose naturally.

  2. Art with a message: Some sustainable art aims to spark conversations about environmental issues. These works can raise awareness about problems like climate change or waste, inspiring viewers to think differently.

In short, sustainable art is all about creativity. It's about finding new ways to make art that benefits the planet, either through its materials and methods or by sparking important discussions.


Why Is Sustainability Important To Me?

My background in zoology and environmental science ignited a deep connection with the environment. For 13 years, I channeled this passion into fieldwork, gaining a firsthand understanding of the natural world. This experience, coupled with my scientific training, instilled in me a core value: sustainable living. This fuels my artistic practice - I create art that is both aesthetically pleasing and ecologically conscious, striving for beauty that benefits the planet.


How Do I Practice Sustainable Art Making?

Transforming Waste into Art:

  • Redefining Materials: My signature medium, Cardcrete, is 100% recycled paper and cardboard waste. I collect it from neighbors and cafes, giving new life to everyday discards. The other materials I use are water-based, non-toxic, low VOC, biodegradable and locally produced.
  • Water Conservation: My Cardcrete process uses minimal water (around 2L per batch, reused throughout). Leftover water nourishes my garden at the end, minimising waste further.
  • Small-Batch, Handcrafted Pieces: Each artwork is meticulously handcrafted, often made to order, ensuring a unique connection between you and the transformed waste materials.
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging: Your artwork arrives wrapped in recyclable brown kraft paper, secured with paper hexagon wrap (replacing plastic bubble wrap) and cushioned by recycled newspaper. Even the tape is biodegradable!
  • Responsible Paints: I use water-based, non-toxic paints. Leftovers dry on a dedicated palette, repurposed later as decorative elements in future creations, minimising paint waste.