I finished my latest sculpture “Ahoy” yesterday, what better timing than World Environment Day to talk about plastic pollution in our oceans. This sculpture uses a white plastic bottle as a base, from which corals and penguins are growing, navigating the bottle as if it where a ship. It refers to the current environmental crisis we are facing, especially plastic pollution.
POLLUTION & LIFESTYLE
Plastic pollution is a huge issue these days, yet it’s easy to implement small changes to use a lot less plastic in our daily lives.
Here a few ideas to ponder about :
- use reusable fabric bags when shopping, specifically ask for no bag at groceries, bakeries or even clothing shops and put everything in your own bag
- drink tap water if you can, drink less (or no!) soft drinks
- say no to straws when you get a drink outside
- pick up trash in nature when you see it
- recycle the waste you create
To go further in lessening your overall environmental impact :
- consume less or no animal products (why, though?)
- buy local
- buy in bulk
- cook from scratch and buy less (or no) prepared dishes
- change your plastic toothbrush for a biodegradable bamboo one
- use a menstrual cup for your menstruations
- repair your clothes
- buy second hand clothing if needed
- learn about zero waste lifestyle but also vegan lifestyle
What about your art studio?
- replace paper towels with fabric towels
- use your trash as art supply, get creative!
- use your supplies until the end
- don’t throw away failures, but save them for future artworks, maybe you can paint over? or dismantle and create something new!
- use the art supplies you have and don’t buy the same ones again (paper, I am looking at you!)
If everyone does its part, we can turn the current crisis around!
p.s.: All my recent artwork and art prints are also finally available in my shop!