I explore many mediums in my work from more traditional skills like printmaking, photography and illustration to more modern digital based skills like web and motion graphics. One thing I strive for in all the mediums I utilize is environmental sustainability, it is important for me to find the least toxic and most eco-friendly practices to create my work. In our world with its finite resources, we must all strive to make less of an impact on the environment.
Artists and Designers have a unique opportunity to wield their powers of persuasion for the betterment of the world in which we live. Exploring environmentally friendly alternatives to our normal billboards, signage and plastics in commercial campaigns is just one example of how we can lesson our industries impact on the environment. Methods such as using seawater, mowing, moss, and other natural or landscaping methods can be used for short-lived signage in temporary advertising campaigns. Biodegradable and compostable plastics made of corn and soy or recycled materials can be used for longer lasting promotional items and products such as gift cards. These innovative techniques not only reduce a campaigns environmental impact but they are also interactive, stimulating and educational for the audience. In my personal work I strive to choose the least toxic and most sustainable substrate options such as bamboo or recycled paper, as well as, the least toxic studio practices and printmaking techniques.
Sustainable practices and presentation methods are an exciting burgeoning area to explore. I enjoy collaborating on projects that have an environmental or humanitarian mission. My work in the art and design fields is most satisfying when I am able to use my lifelong passion for conservation, as well as my traditional and digital skills, to communicate.