Art / Artists / Inspirational
Art is a powerful medium to inspire people, as well as to convey social messages. Recently, Manali-based NGO Healing Himalayas took the initiative to clean and repaint the walls of a dull bus stop shelter in BCS, Shimla. As part of the initiative, the team brought volunteers and various artists together to raise awareness about environmental conditions through art.
Art / Design / Photography
Australian photographic artist, Phoebe Hofsteede, uses mixed media to express her love for nature, and make all her creations out of recycled materials. The latest artworks by Hofsteede emphasis on sustainability with the use of recycled vintage frames that holds stunning photographs including real pressed flowers.
Art / Painting
Berlin-based artist Allen Shaw was born in Bihar, India and still feels a deep connection to his roots. Using watercolours, he illustrates portraits that keep him in touch with his hometown and bring back the memories of his childhood. In his new painting collection, he has portrayed some beautiful bicycle stories from India.
Art / Design / Offbeat
Trash for Cash is a sustainable advertising project started by Hamburg-based environmentalist Sönke Rosenkranz to turn scrap into beautiful portraits or company logos. With the help from refugees, their team collects trash from the environment to build corporate logos and famous celebrity portraits. Further, these artworks are sold and half of the money goes to a charity.
Art / Painting
Corban Cold Lundborg, an artist based out of South Central, Los Angeles, has recently created an elegant series of animal paintings to raise awareness for the plastic bag ban around the world. The Plastic Bag Ban series is a creative way of highlighting negative effects of plastic bags on the environment.
Art / Artists
Italian artist Willy Verginer creates surreal wooden sculptures that highlight issues affecting the environment. Carving solid pieces of wood, this brilliant sculptor often paints the sculptures with acrylic or other materials, making each piece speak for itself.
Art / Painting
Watch animals weeping colour in Jonna Lamminaho’s thought-provoking wildlife paintings, which remind us of endangered nature. The 21-year-old artist from Finland creatively uses her artworks to portray agony of wild animals. In some paintings, you can even see animals weeping, but at the same time, the vibrant colours make each portrait striking enough to grab human attention so that we can relate to the plight...
While India is still struggling to ensure cleanliness in each and every city, China has envisioned to build pollution-fighting Vertical Forests for their clean and green future. Expected to be built by 2018, the vertical forests consists of two towers called the Nanjing Green Towers. These green buildings will be covered with more than 1,100 trees and 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs, covering around 65,000-square-feet...
We all know how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Sadly, there are people who still don’t hesitate a bit to throw garbage on roads, corners or any empty space they find. But Shimla-based green artist Om Prakash Sharma is someone who creatively makes use of waste material by turning it into decorative animal figurines.