Green Art

by Nikodemis –

Art by its very nature is Green, isn’t it?


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<*>Junk Art<*> <*>Spiritual Art<*> <*>Pastoral Art<*> <*>Documentary Art<*>


Junk Art

As an artist I work with and am inspired by my environment. And as an artist I am always in a super sensitive and heightened state of feeling, experiencing and relating.

  • Going green is the obvious route, and I have been working with junk and landscape elements in my art since I can remember.
Joburg Man, by Nikodemis. Made from scrap...

Joburg Man, by Nikodemis. Made from the city’s scrap…

Mind-body disjunction. By Nikodemis. Made from found materials (junk)

Mind-body disjunction. By Nikodemis. Made from found materials (junk)

Stereo Smile Dancer by Nikodemis

Stereo Smile Dancer by Nikodemis

 

Johannesburg-20150929-00351Even more cool is to make art from junk which also serves a purpose.

This this sculpture-cum-herb shelving system outside my kitchen back door. I made it from scrap materials and it functions as a culinary herb stand near my cooking area.

Junk for art is a brilliant way to boost the economy. When I do workshops with people on junk art for sustainability, I always tell them “A dustbin is your art materials shop”, and “trash is the solution, not the problem”.

Or check this out:

"Henry The Fish" by artist Angela Pozzi. The trash making up Henry was collected in a community effort lead by the artist on a beach in Bandon, Oregon. The work was shown amongst many other cool trash art at the "Washed Ashore: From Beach Trash to Ocean Art" exhibition.

“Henry The Fish” by artist Angela Pozzi. The trash making up Henry was collected in a community effort lead by the artist on a beach in Bandon, Oregon. The work was shown amongst many other cool trash art at the “Washed Ashore: From Beach Trash to Ocean Art” exhibition.


Spiritual Art

  • Karen Tearnan’s art takes you from the environment into the in-vironment of your soul. This is where going green goes spiritual, to the nth degree.

 

  • Tribal MysticTribal Mystic Stories is a blog with art, poetry and much more on the environment that comprises storytelling about people, places, and things that have extraordinary stories. The author is Joycelin Leahy, who is extraordinarily talented and sensitive to human nature and the nature of being on this planet.

 


Pastoral Art

  • Tshawe’s art is a pastoral experience of the environment of the rural villages of South Africa’s Eastern Cape / Wild Coast.

Tshawe family art

 

Tshawe lives in a traditional Xhosa village, the same culture where the late great Nelson Mandela hails from, and he paints these rural scenes as an insider yet with his unique outsider perspective.


Documentary Art

  • Richard Kruger is an artist working with a moving camera – a Director of Photography. He makes documentaries about communities and people’s relationship with the environment at a very deep, investigative level. Richard is a serious photo-journalist with a very quirky sense of humor. You’ll find him on top of elephants, jumping from helicopters into the ocean, running after rhino poachers in the wild or fighting 100’s of thousands of sun bathers on popular beaches to scoop the life savers trying to brave these mind boggling crowds.

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5 Responses

  1. Nature_Wolfz
    Nature_Wolfz at · Reply

    its amazing!!!!!

  2. Joycelin
    Joycelin at · Reply

    Fantastic! I really enjoyed that.

  3. tribalmysticstories
    tribalmysticstories at · Reply

    Hi Niko how are you? Have you got a Twitter share button as well? I could share your posts.

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