“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
-John James Audubon
I chose not to have children but I would still like to leave behind a healthy planet for your children. Birds need your help and you need theirs. Birds offer this world more than just beauty in a cage. They keep us from being overrun with insects. They pollinate our food. They dispose of the dead. Birds are an integral part of life on Earth and they are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Find out how you can help your local birds and become an activist. Your children will thank you.
Now go be sexy.
This piece is made of used cardboard and junk mail. I then painted it with non-toxic glue and acrylic paints. “Recycling Is Sexy” is a painting meant to be a conversation piece to encourage a reconsideration about using disposable goods.
KALIED Gallery has had a Holiday show for about 10 years now. During the annual HARK Show you can find creative and unique gifts. I made the Scented Mandrake roots for this years show. They are made of rope scraps, junk mail and paper food packaging. The paper is then sealed with nontoxic glue and paint. As an absorbent layer for the scented oil, I then add an unsealed layer of paper to the chest and belly. This allows the paper to absorb the essential oil and to give the root a scent.
The Scented Mandrake Collection is part of my effort to continue dialog about the importance of living sustainably.
In The Beginning
This piece is made of recycled paper and wood. Painted with acrylic.
by Sandi Billingsley