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About the Artwork - Sustainable Material: Paper
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About the Artwork - Sustainable Material: Paper

Sustainable_Material_Paper

The theme for our first show is: Sustainable Material: Paper.  We have encouraged artists to use paper in their work or work on the medium of paper.

Sustainability in coffee considers three vital elements: People (how people are affected), Planet (how we impact our planet), and Profit (how we work with our partners).  Simply put, it means acting responsibly in all areas of the coffee supply chain.  It’s core to who we are and how we conduct ourselves.

The below artists have used paper in a creative way to support our concept and opened the conversation about what sustainability means to them.

 

KARIEN MULDER

Karien_MulderThis piece have evolved from a collage, that was made earlier this year. It is an expressive piece about femininity and the spirit of being a woman in an ever-changing landscape. Like the Monarch Butterfly, the work is a symbol of my own metamorphosis and transformation. I have used elements of paper in this piece, that have been recycled from bamboo coffee filter papers, symbolising the cocoon.

 

Karien_MulderA portrait of female strength, printed on archival Hanemüle paper.

 

Karien_MulderA portrait of female coffee farmer, the symbol of hope. This piece is painted in watercolour and printed on archival Hahnemüle paper.

 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON

AlexanderRobertsonSustainability is often viewed as the process of sustainable living and not the generations it will affect. This is the world of our fathers, who work to give a world better than theirs to our children.

 

AlexanderRobertsonSustainability is often viewed as the process of sustainable living and not the generations it will affect. This is the world of our fathers, who work to give a world better than theirs to our children.

 

AlexenderRobertsonSustainability is often viewed as the process of sustainable living and not the generations it will affect. This is the world of our fathers, who work to give a world better than theirs to our children.

 

LUCY MILLER

LucyMiller

This is based on me in my garden in Umm Suqeim which is my sanctuary.  I try to 'be the change you want to see' in my own small way, in my garden by feeding birds, growing plants that attract pollinators and by composting my kitchen waste to feed my vegetables and in turn our family.  My garden thrives as a result, I paint in it and am inspired by it - it's a never ending circle!

 

Lucy_Miller

This was inspired by a woman who rescued a baby crow with a damaged wing. She paid for surgery, built an avery in her garden and nursed him to adulthood before releasing him back to the wild.  He still comes to visit and sits on her washing line waiting for a treat.  Her story about sustaining this young life can inspire us all to help save wildlife.

 

Lucy_Miller

From my 'Tough Flowers' series celebrating flowers and plants that thrive in our harsh UAE conditions.  Bougainvillea's flowers look fragile yet are tough enough to thrive in the the Dubai summer with very little water, making it a sustainable plant for our gardens. Bougainvillea provides shade and protection to birds and insects making their homes within it's branches and roots - it sustains life.

 

KOKO MINOURA

Koko_Minoura

Everything in nature is connected, and for the planet to function, everything needs to stay in balance. As long as we do everything responsibly, the balance remains in harmony - the sustainable world. In this artwork, one line drawing represents the connection of every animal on the land and in the sea, and the combination of color expresses the harmony.

 

KATERINA BOHAC

Katerina_Bohac

Katerina was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father was from Prague, he brought to her the European culture in her childhood.  Her Venezuelan mother handed her native language and love for art. Today she is living in Abu Dhabi where she is drawing, painting and teaching at her own atelier. 

 

Katerina_Bohac

I painted a series of artworks inspired by the Women of the World,  that represents archetypal women that inspire us through the strength and value of experiences on this Earth. These women are examples of life and fulfillment. Women who have taken care of their tribe, who have kept their traditions alive, which have helped to improve humanity in various ways and with multiple contributions.

 

Katerina_Boac

I painted a series of artworks inspired by the Women of the World,  that represents archetypal women that inspire us through the strength and value of experiences on this Earth. These women are examples of life and fulfillment. Women who have taken care of their tribe, who have kept their traditions alive, which have helped to improve humanity in various ways and with multiple contributions.

 

Katerina_Bohac

I painted a series of artworks inspired by the Women of the World,  that represents archetypal women that inspire us through the strength and value of experiences on this Earth. These women are examples of life and fulfillment. Women who have taken care of their tribe, who have kept their traditions alive, which have helped to improve humanity in various ways and with multiple contributions.

 

NIKITA BERRY

Nikita_Berry

Sustainability focusses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their needs. My painting depicts respecting Mother Nature to ensure our co-existence. I’ve used news paper articles on sustainability as my backdrop for the element of paper. 

 

ALLA ABDUNABI

Alla_Abdunabi

This piece follows the concept that as Muslim women in today's society, our struggles within culture are not being addressed. The piece uses paper as a medium to create a pattern stemming from traditional chinaware. The paper is torn to reveal a red background representing the state we are in as 'broken china'. Layered on top, a portrait figure presents as calm and peaceful despite her head in flames. As Muslim women, we have been accustomed to accepting the oppression we face.

 

KATIE REES

Katies_Rees

When I saw the theme, sustainability I thought ok let's play and keep the shapes organic, so I knew the medium would be best as water colour to keep the movement fluid. I wanted everything to be linked to nature, organic movement and shapes. I wanted to also use the idea of biomimicry within the designs, the shapes created reminded me of water, of aquatic or marine life and nature.

 

MARIA NOVA

Maria_Nova

All my artworks are painted by watercolors on paper. The collection named Little joy reflects simple moments of happiness, because I believe tangible impact to sustainability can be done with happy people linked with the source of their indeed joy. This is a core of consciousness,  care and love towards other creatures and nature around.

 

Maria_Nova

All my artworks are painted by watercolors on paper. The collection named Little joy reflects simple moments of happiness, because I believe tangible impact to sustainability can be done with happy people linked with the source of their indeed joy. This is a core of consciousness,  care and love towards other creatures and nature around.

 

ELDELENE BESTER

Eldelene_Bester

Both have been created with various mediums to demonstrate that sustainability is like the ever evolvement of a human being, real depth and longevity comes from layers of influences. I used old paper that was painted on, cut out, stitched, and drawn on, to show how intricately we have been woven and put together. We are all who we are, based on our history, our culture, our traditions, likes and dislikes and of course the choices we make.

 

Eldelene_Bester

Both have been created with various mediums to demonstrate that sustainability is like the ever evolvement of a human being, real depth and longevity comes from layers of influences. I used old paper that was painted on, cut out, stitched, and drawn on, to show how intricately we have been woven and put together. We are all who we are, based on our history, our culture, our traditions, likes and dislikes and of course the choices we make.

 

 SASHA CAMPBELL

Sasha_Campbell

I wanted to make an emphasis on the ethereal quality of an elegantly crafted origami woman holding something that isn’t typically sustainable or even physically tangible,  like stars.

 

 SANA BANO

Sana_Bano

Regardless of wherever you go, people across the globe are now focusing on going green since it positively impacts. From plastic bag recycling to the treatment of chemical products, people are trying to come up with new and useful ways that are sustainable and useful in helping the world go green.

 

 

 

Sana_Bano

According to theories in sociology and criminology, people take cues from their physical environment about how to behave. Graffiti and litter can encourage more anti-social behavior. On the other hand, the neater, more beautiful and well-maintained a city, the better its people behave.

 

Sana_Bano

Our ocean superintends intercontinental climate, produces more than half of the oxygen we respire, dominating nearly 97% of Earth’s water. Global ocean systems largely influence life on land, even hundreds of miles from a coastline. Salt, fresh, warm, or cold, all water is connected through the water cycle. It’s duty of every human being to protect our marina life. We all need to take prevention measures when one visits it.

 

Sana_Bano

We know how sustainability is increasingly important. Running Cityscape gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impact environmentally, socially and economically in our region.

 

 SNEHA CHANGROTH

Sneha_Changroth

I am collaborating with a rescue shelter which is a non profit organization called Animals and Fujairah where I am painting the dogs up for adoption and giving a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the paintings to them. 

 

Sneha_Changroth

I am collaborating with a rescue shelter which is a non profit organization called Animals and Fujairah where I am painting the dogs up for adoption and giving a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the paintings to them. 

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