The adventure called sustainable art

Mar 30, 2018

Hi! Welcome to my blog! My name is Elma Hogeboom, a sustainable artist from the Netherlands.

A sustainable lifestyle means caring for our fellow human beings, animals and the environment. I am mindful about the food I eat, the clothes I wear and the surroundings I live in. I designed a ‘moreganic’ urban garden, to nurture my love for nature and gardening. The result was an organic, edible and bee-friendly paradise in the middle of the city, filled with all sorts of fruittrees, berrybushes and edible flowers. My garden is full of life, movement and hustle and bustle of small creatures. It is a big source of inspiration!

Photography by Nicole Schyns

Since art is a huge passion of mine, doesn’t it make perfect sense to think about sustainability in my art practice? But after searching and googling for ages, I found out that sustainable materials are very scarce, or even non-existing! It got me thinking: in this day and age, how in the world can we not transition to sustainable alternatives in art?

Connecting art and sustainability requires creativity and unconventional approaches, a challenge I love! So I started my journey in sustainable art. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean my art is dull and bland! Take a look at my artwork: dynamic, sparkling and colourful, with sustainability as its ethical foundation!

A Tree for a Hightree

With my art I not only try to avoid harming the environment, but I also want to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world. Therefore, on top of working sustainably, I plant a tree for every piece of art I sell: a tree for a ‘Hightree’! (Hightree is my nickname, translated from my last name in Dutch) This way we can work together, as an art lover and sustainable artist, to make this world a better place, one artwork at a time! Now that is what I call synergy!

Curious? I invite you to join me in this adventure! On my blog I will be writing about my adventures in sustainable art. I share my thoughts on sustainability and share about to incorporate sustainability in your art practice. For now, take a look at some of my artwork on display, links to some other projects or keep in touch on Instagram.

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Thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Elma Hogeboom and I am a sustainable artist. On my blog you can find several articles about my thoughts on sustainable art, tips & tricks etc. If you want to get an impression of my work, you can watch the youtube video below, or connect with me on social media!

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