Environment RSS

Art, Conservation, Environment, Process, Projects -

When the Plastic Pickup asked me to create a mural that would go behind their massive golf ball wave project, I knew it was a perfect fit! Just a few years ago these 20,000 golfballs were sitting on the ocean floor, releasing plastic into the sea as their outer core degraded. Alex Weber of The Plastic Pickup led the golfball collection effort and went on to publish a scientific study demonstrating the release of toxic components. As a result, NOAA Marine Sanctuaries and Pebble Beach Golf Course designed a protocol to collect the 2-5 million more balls estimated to be along the coastline. The goal...

Read more

Art, Conservation, Environment -

Artists have long been advocates for change.  Environmental conservation in particular drives the work of many artists. The artist Thomas Moran, for example, contributed to the establishment of Yellowstone as the world’s first National Park by depicting its intact splendor in his paintings. When artists, conservationists, and leaders combine talents, beautiful things happen. Here are just a few ways that art is a vital tool for environmental conservation.

Read more