I’ve used the analogy before, but living the green life is similar to using web widgets–you try one out, figure out how it works, and start to enjoy the benefits of that new widget’s functionality. How about trying the green artwork widget? Artwork can be green, too. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may want to hunt down FSC-certified wood frames or commission your favorite artist and have the piece done with eco-friendly paints. Get creative and find a way to make your art green (i.e., use water-based paints as opposed to oil, etc.). OR…you could also buy some of Campbell Laird‘s work.
Laird is a popular, Tasmanian-born musician + artist who has produced art for heavy-hitters such as Dwell, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Trump Tower, Money, Smart Money, Macy’s, American Express, PeopleSoft, Adobe, Quest, and the Wall Street Journal. He has a serious web presence and a studio in Venice, California, if you’re in the area and want to check out the work.
According to Laird, his work "explores the structural relationships between line, shape and color…my aim is to create simple, meditative works that fit naturally in modern environments." Here’s the process: each piece is printed on either 20 ml artist’s cotton canvas or 310 gsm watercolor paper. Laird uses high-quality, pigment-based inks with an archival rating of over 150 years. Each piece is proofed, signed, numbered (up to 125), and sent out with a certificate of authenticity. No solvents are used in the process from the ink to the final finish. Ogle at :: 2modern.
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