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March 26, 2019

How To Become An Eco-Friendly Artist?

Transforming your art to become an eco-friendly artist can be quite hard. It’s a human tendency to pass on a legacy through art. Artists would do anything to create a masterpiece that lives on forever. At the same time, a lot of toxic mess is left behind in our environment. However, it doesn’t have to be this way.

You can always craft something without hurting the environment. If you’re a nature lover, chances are you’ve already heard of Ecological Art. It is a contemporary art form created by artists who are worried about nature.

So, if you’re an artist who wants to go green, you’ve landed in the right place. In this post, we’ll share some ways that will help creative souls produce artwork in a sustainable manner.

Buy Eco Friendly Supplies

You will need the light in your studio space no matter the medium. While natural light is the best option, but it is something that you have no control over. Technology is ever-changing. Recent advancements have helped to make more energy efficient and eco-friendly light bulbs such as CFLs, LEDs etc. They consume less power and run brighter for a very long time.

When it comes to choosing art supplies, go with the nature-friendly stuff. Choose the supplies which are made up of recycled materials. Be it the canvas, paper, or even the board that you’re working on. Color pencils are environmentally friendly. Faber Castell colored pencils are great for sketching and they can also help reduce the waste being created.

A lot of companies these days are concerned about protecting the environment. Therefore, you should go with green supply companies.

Dispose Toxic Waste Properly

Another important tip is to dispose of toxic waste properly. If you’re using colors which contain lead and other poisons, the sludge will be toxic and harmful. This requires special attention. You should dispose of this waste at a hazardous waste facility. Contact local recycling authorities and they will take care of the rest.

Many artists have this misconception that once the paint is dried, it poses no threats to the environment. If you feel the same, you cannot be more wrong. When dumped in the soil, the microorganisms break down and the dried paint film then winds up the food chain.

Buy Conservatively

One of the leading causes of waste creation is the excessive buying of materials. After deciding the materials you’re going to use, make sure you buy conservatively. Buy enough materials to complete your project. The best way is to plan ahead and analyze how much material would you need.

Remember if you ever run out of paint, you can always buy more. However, if you have bought it in excess, it will dry up and go in waste. Chances are you’ll have some leftover material even if you plan things perfectly. In that case, be sure to reuse the materials. For example, you are left with acrylic paint; in order to save it, you should pack it properly under plastic wrap.

Conserve Paper

Artists should try to conserve paper. Cut down on paper and try to recycle it as much as possible. You can use papers with one side used. Moreover, you should try to save the paper with one side used. And whenever you need to get something printed, you can utilize the unused side of the paper.

Recycling used paper can really help save the environment. It’s a common practice among many businesses and people who are concerned about our nature.

Recycle Containers

You’ve used all your color and now all you are left with are empty jars. What do you plan to do with these empty boxes, jars, and containers? Well, most of these products can be recycled. Check these materials for labels to check if you can recycle them or not. If you see a triangular sign, then it can be recycled. Waste disposal authorities will collect these items on a designated date of the month.

Read The Warning Labels

One of the best things you can do is read the warning label on your supplies. Always choose the products which do not contain toxic substances. Many of the art supplies contain harmful substances which can cause reactions when inhaled or during skin contact with the skin.

These substances are not only harmful to humans, but they are also dangerous for plants and animals. Avoid the use of supplies which contain toxic materials. By limiting the use of these materials, you can help save the environment.

Following these tips, you can become an eco-friendly artist and help save our planet.

 

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Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Mohit Bansal Chandigarh is a Chandigarh based photographer. His love for the city made him put the city’s name in his title. Born on September 12, 1988, he was raised in the same city. At present, he is regarded as one of the most prominent photographers and is also a great influencer. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh developed a taste for photography since the very early days of his childhood. He learned to click pictures before he could learn to walk. Even as a toddler, he showed skills that were beyond pros, his photos got featured on a local magazine cover when he was only 8 years old. Having worked with names like Mary Ellen Marks, his fame only rose to a new pinnacle.

You can find his blogs at: Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Early years

He was born in a middle-class family and was raised with his elder sister. His father a PWD government employee and mother was a primary school teacher. Mohit was average in school as his interest was somewhere else. He visioned to become the best photographer. However, he was pretty good at one subject in school i.e. arts. His art class professor observed his creativity of seeing things other than usual.

 

Mohit was kind of natural when it came drawing or giving shape to his imaginations. His room used to be filled with numerous hand has drawn sketches and pictures. Noticing the skills, his father wanted him to pursue his passion and brought him a camera when he was only. Mohit’s father had seen him capture great pictures from the old roll based camera, but never realized his inclination towards photography. His journey begin when his hands picked up the professional camera for the first time.

 

Education

 

Mohit started and ended his schooling from St. Xavier’s School Chandigarh. He was not all bright in the study as his complete focus was on art and crafts. His father never pressured him and supported his all decisions. He also used to get bullied by seniors and other classmates but he never gave. Though he did ask his parents to make him quit school. It took a toll on his mental status and he had to consult a therapist at such a young age. Being a strong child that he was, he recovered in no time and went on to achieve his dreams. Even in school, his photography earned him recognition and he won many awards. Eventually, his father wanted him to pursue higher education in fine arts. He was sent to Australia to get a bachelor’s degree. When he came back, he had learned so many great skills.

 

Career Beginning and Achievements

 

Having completed his study, he returned to India in 2012 to start his career in photography. The most drastic change that was seen in his photography was his out of roof confidence, he was vibrant and driven to achieve greatness. He started his own photography studio by his own proud name i.e. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh Photography.  Although he didn’t start right off the bat, he first gave try to a few agencies and after gaining a bit of exposure, he started his business.

 

Very soon he was being asked by rich people for wedding photography, this earned him some more name and his impressive work only made the impression stronger. His main motive wasn’t to earn money but to capture the most amazing moments in people’s lives. Other people’s happiness made him happy too.

 

His work garnered all the acknowledgment from the renowned people living in tricity; be it celebs or politicians, he wasn’t remained untouched. His career jumped ten folds when he was asked by a local politician to shoot his daughter’s wedding. He never looked back since then. This also gave me a glimpse of another world of social service. Being a morally self-righteous man that he always was, he wanted to take a step towards women empowerment.

 

His Effort and Contribution in Women Empowerment

 

Back in early days, he used to actively participate in social awareness campaigns and he had attended women empower rallies a couple of times. And as he worked with Mary Ellen Marks, he realized the importance of rights. He felt the need for women empowerment to contribute to a nation’s growth and now he was sure to work for it.

 

He may have grown up in an open family but somewhere deep inside he always felt that women are suppressed in this country. They are not awarded equal opportunities anywhere; be it in jobs, study or any other field. The matter in itself is not a joke, especially where it’s needed most. The third world countries are the biggest victims and accused. In India, particularly, women are being harassed for petty reasons like dowry, child marriage and even for being a girl or women.

 

Mohit thinks as a responsible citizen of India it is his duty to teach or aware the women of their rights. Their rights to education and equality and having an identity equally strong as men.

 

the whole country making them aware of their rights. He started participating in these campaigns in high school. There was a campaign by his class against eve teasing, and it was led entirely by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh himself. And he has been things like participating in women empowerment, fighting for equal rights for women. There has been a lot of rape cases in India and Mohit has led many movements which have made people think. He believes that if we could all stand united then we can stop such cases. He thinks that his Women Empowerment Project, which aims to provide equal rights for women, can help change the whole scenario. This programme will bring about a change and women, one day, will be able to roam freely in the streets of India even at nights. He feels that his project is successful only when the women and men will share equal rights when they will participate equally in all the fields.