FROM GENERATION TO GENERATIONAlthough it may seem an overly simple notion, original artwork rarely gets thrown away. Instead, it gets passed down from generation to generation as a prized family heirloom. You can’t get any more eco-friendly than that! Recycling artwork—even if only for nostalgia’s sake—is still thinking ‘green.'
ART GOES NATURALWhen designing green, don’t just design ‘eco’— design ‘eco chic!” There is no need to compromise quality artwork for sustainable artwork. Get the best of both worlds! One of my favorite artists, Ursula Brenner, uses “green” materials such as beeswax and recycled birch or maple wood panels to create her encaustic paintings. The deep boxes she uses as her canvas are “made from sustainable forest products that ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water.” The outcome is not only beautiful, richly textured artwork, but you can feel good knowing her choice of materials have been chosen carefully and are environmentally friendly. Go to http://adcfineart.com/products-page/brenner-ursula/ to see more of Ursula Brenner’s artwork.
THE RICHNESS OF COPPERAs a kid, it was always so exciting to discover a shiny copper penny lying in the street. (“Find a penny pick it up, then all day you’ll have good luck!”) Lately, I have been completely infatuated with copper artwork, just like a kid with a penny. Copper artwork works gorgeously in both indoor and outdoor spaces (and in my personal opinion will bring you much more than just a day’s worth of luck) Imagine my excitement when I learn that copper is one of earth’s most sustainable materials—100% recyclable! No other metal on earth compares to that! [caption id="attachment_81" align="aligncenter" width="585" caption="Copper is perfect for a bathroom!"][/caption]
The artwork by this artist, Ken Rausch, has an “earthy” appeal, yet is rich in color. He uses heat, acids, and colored pigments to create copper works that are sure to add dimension to any room. Check out more of Ken Raush’s unique work at www.adcfineart.com/products-page/rausch-ken/page/1/[caption id="attachment_90" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Fantastic for indoor AND outdoor spaces"][/caption]