Did you know that one of my inspiration sources is nature? And that I put faith in local suppliers? And that by printing digital prints yourself we save Co2?
Today is Earth Day, the day we pay homage to our home and our mother, planet Earth. Making the most of this great day, I want to tell you in this post how I try to be sustainable in my job as an artist and also, why nature is one of my inspiration sources.
How I understand sustainability
Sustainable art is the one that pretends to include in the works that comprise it, aspects related to ecology, as well as the support of social causes. The professionals that we dedicate ourselves, and we support sustainable art, are fully aware of the degradation of our environment, and we wanted to go one step further to be able to contribute our grain of sand to the union of art and sustainability.
In my case, I’m worried about the environment, among other things because one of my biggest inspiration sources is nature, landscapes and everything that surrounds me. And the truth is, I prefer to be inspired by mountains and clean beaches than by landfills or green waters.
I support local consumption and small businesses
In my case, I live in Ibiza and therefore my work is 100% produced in Ibiza. In this way, I can support small entrepreneurs and local businesses that help me to print my illustrations or that help me to obtain resources and raw materials that I need to work, for example, the cat made of wood that you all like a lot or the sewing frames where I make my embroidery.
The wooden decorations and the brooches are made by a colleague from the market in Ibiza who has a small family business that make wood signs, you can see her work at @cartelesvintageibiza.
In this way I also help to avoid the contamination of the transport to get all those materials or to receive my illustrations printed.
Digital art to reduce CO2
I love that my illustrations and art pieces reach all parts of the world and I love that you send me photos from the US, Russia, England, Brazil, Canada … but it is true that all these shipments are not very “sustainable”
Therefore, whenever possible, I encourage you to buy my digital prints, so that, you can print them locally in your favorite establishment and in the size that you like best. In this way, we reduce Co2 of international shipments and, we increase the comfort and satisfaction of our customers and the care of the environment.
Proposing innovative ways to take more care of nature from art spaces can be a challenge, but from my experience, I recommend to buy digital prints, because they are a great option.
Nature as inspiration source in my work
Nature is very important, because it is part of my inspiration when creating my illustrations and therefore, for me, it is so important to support any action and cause that aims to preserve it.
The summer and fall months remind me of how precious and inspiring nature can be. Honestly... what has helped me the most when creating my illustrations has been the Mediterranean Sea… a sea that stands out for its peculiar turquoise color, its history and its great natural wealth.
How to be more sustainable and support small artists
With the situation we are living in, these are difficult times for small artists and for those who work
Nowadays, consumers are more interested in the economic value of works rather than quality or passion put it to buy the artists when they make it, which should be changed in order to enhance the qualities of small locally artists, those who are just starting out or those who have been in the sector for some time.
One of the most effective ways to make your art more sustainable is using locally made products to help small business and being sustainable at the same time in order to help our planet as well. By creating art with natural resources, you help to a short while after, these, return to nature. And also, with recycled materials!
For example, in cities like Bruges, Rome or Brussels, life-size whale sculptures appeared, made from the residual plastics of those cities. With this act, the artists wanted to raise awareness of the big climate emergency by creating 100% sustainable art.
I advise you to recycle and reuse those materials that is possible. Use your materials maximum use as you can, products or tools that you used to bring your artistic creations to life.
When you are supporting small artists that create their works with sustainable or local materials, you help to the care of the environment and to the small local businesses as we have said previously, they are at a delicate moment in their careers.
We hope you liked our post and that its server as a push to start taking care of the planet a little more by collaborating to promote sustainable art and small artists. If we don’t take care of our home, who will?
If you have any further questions about how I work with sustainable art, do not hesitate to contact me or visit my online store on Etsy to see all my artistic work for sale.