Although paper and card can be recycled, 80% still ends up in landfill and paper can take up to 100 years to breakdown in the landfill environment. The materials is use in my work are important to me. My all-natural inks have been made using fruit, vegetables and flowers and therefore are, eco-friendly and sustainable art materials, they do not contain any ingredients harmful to our environment. I believe as artists and educators we are all responsible for our individual carbon footprints, my art is created with ethical considerations at the forefront of my creations. My goal is to collaborate art and education with the aspect of raising environmental awareness in a creative way. I have run several eco-workshops as a socially engaged practice of art in education in local communities. My goal with using waste materials is to make people aware of the Anthropocene, and the issue of landfill.
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness.
Keywords: Environmental, Environmental awareness, Mixed Media, Handmade Paper, All-Natural Inks, All-Natural Paint Pigment, Landfill Issues, MA Fine Art, Zine, Education, Anthropocene, Recycleing, Reimaginging, Repurposing