I became an Eco artist in 2014 when thousands of fish died in Lake Erie. From oil paintings to art made from used plastic bags, I moved to handmade papers, one of the most environmentally friendly ways to create art. My art examines the dichotomy of the natural and unnatural mixed together; the plastics and the botanicals that make up our earth. Holy River was created from sticks which were made into handmade paper in a vat of precious water. As we put more and more inks and paints into the water system animals and people become sick and die. Biodiversity is lost. The holes represent the loss of the environment and what happens when too much of our precious water becomes contaminated.
- Art form: 2-D
- Medium: botanicals, ink, and acrylics
- Width: 34"
- Year created: 2017
- Height: 82"