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Green Art Part I

Cedric Green, Nature Lover

As I have discussed in my posts before, I consider myself and environmentalist as well as an artist. Not long ago I had the pleasure of being included in an international online artist’s guide that only accepts artists who are creating work related to ecology, nature, social issues and all things Green. http://www.greenart.info/guide/

This very extensive guide was created by Cedric Green, an artist and architect who now lives in France. The guide originally developed from Cedric’s desire to use materials that were nontoxic for his personal art. He wanted to create fine art prints without the toxicity of acids, solvents and other noxious chemicals. From nontoxic printmaking methods, Cedric began using safe products for all of his art.

 A Little History and the Development of Cedric’s Website

In the early 1990’s, Cedric produced a booklet about nontoxic printmaking. The international journal Printmaking Today, published a shortened version of the booklet in which he shared that electrolytic etching and plating methods were a 19th century invention, used for printing images as early as 1840.  ( http://greenart.info/history/

Cedric Green

Imaginary Flowers 1 (Fleurs imaginaires 1), galvanized-etched plates, printed in multiple combinations of rotation and colors ©2010, Cedric Green

 

At that time he also created a website that included links to other sites of print makers using safe methods for woodcuts, linocuts, water-based screen prints, and substitute photo-printing techniques. All of the information outgrew his links page, so he registered a domain called greenart.info and the guide started, eventually including all forms of art. It is still a single handed-effort that Cedric struggles to keep going, because of his dedication to ecology and the fact that the website is quite highly ranked by search engines. For more information abut Cedric’s non-toxic printmaking process also see:

http://www.greenart.info/guide/

For his personal fine art website see:

http://www.greenart.info/green/

Is the art you produce green? If not, do you know how to make it nontoxic?