Green Art: Polymer and the Environment Issue
We create in plastic. That has been both an exciting and stigmatic aspect to our art form. What is the actual environmental impact of polymer art and how can we, as polymer artists, do our part to create in a low impact and responsible manner?
In this presentation we’ll look at the facts that are available to assess the impact the creation of our raw material and studio art has on the environment. We’ll then look at ways to minimize our impact through everything from proper storage to eliminate unusable blocks of clay to how to reuse and recycle both raw clay and cured clay components. We’ll examine the efforts and work of a number of artists who already work intentionally “green” and note the aspects of their practices that we can all integrate into our studio process
Monday, August 14 – Morning
Presenter: Sage Bray
Sage Bray is the publisher and editor of The Polymer Arts magazine as well as being an award winning polymer artist. Drawing on her present work as well as her career as a freelance writer specializing in education and environmental issues, she gives talks and classes on writing, publishing, design, creativity and the business of art. She banters about these subjects in relation to polymer and other inspirational art on the Daily Polymer Arts blog.