I was interviewed earlier this week by Dr. Lorraine Haataia who is an expert in business improvement and green design for environmental sustainability and waste reduction. She wanted to see my studio and why I’ve adopted a greener, more earth friendly approach to creating my art.
We had a hearty conversation about how being green is a personal choice and while we can’t eliminate what influence we have on our environment, we can certainly make choices about how to minimize our impact. Here is an excerpt from the article:
As being green and sustainable practices are being implemented in business, I would like to see businesses take their commitment a step further by purchasing/leasing art from artists who share the similar philosophies about being green. I would like to see a new breed of art patron emerge, that of the eco-art collector. These are people and organizations that use their dollars and support artists and their art who are considering their materials, studio practices and personal philosophy and in some cases, even their subject matter.