Artist Natasha Lavdovsky wearing a wig made of lichen

The Life Cycle of Our Art with Natasha Lavdovsky

"We need to think about the life cycle of our art, the methods we’re using, and where the materials come from."

Artist and amateur lichenologist Natasha Lavdovsky is committed to continually deepen their understanding of anti-colonial theory and environmental stewardship. She utilizes salvaged and scavenged natural materials – to be returned in order to operate as ecologically responsibly as possible.

Artists have long been fascinated by and respectful of the planet we inhabit.

Through the creative process, we have the power to promote environmentalism and make green initiatives a priority in cultural conversations.

This April, we're diving into the myriad ways that artists can forge meaningful connections with nature and integrate sustainable practices into their artistic pursuits, while exploring diverse perspectives on the interplay between art and environmentalism.

  • How does a connection to nature influence our work? 
  • What sustainable practices can we incorporate into our creative process? 
  • How can we use our platform as artists to promote environmentalism and inspire others to prioritise sustainability in their work and daily lives?

To help us explore "Living A Greener Practice" we spoke with artists Natasha Lavdovsky (above), Carrielynn Victor, and Marcus Bowcott.

Watch each of their respective reflections on their creative life: their art practice, social impact, and hopes for the future.

Eco-Conscious Art Materials

Art Supplies for Living A Greener Practice

We aim to help provide more sustainable options for art materials where we can. In this collection you'll find products such as surfaces created from alternative fibres, paints in plastic-free packaging, and safer-to-use painting mediums.