Create for “change”: creating ethically
Artworks are defined as sustainable if they are made up of upcycled materials, found objects, and are made through processes that do no damage to the earth’s resources. These creations, along with the ways they are made, seek to highlight environmental degradation, along with the stark reality of climate change.
Artists can do more than this.
By choosing healthy working tools and materials and making ethical choices in their everyday life, artists can improve also animal welfare and animal living conditions.
As the awareness of animal and environmental protection grows, more creatives are considering the wider impacts of their output.
We as artists have the freedom and the possibility to create awareness and animal environment issues at the forefront. We have the tools and the platforms to speak out. It is our duty to think of ways that we can work with the world they live in, rather than merely within it.
Valentina Ferrarese bases her art production on 4 fundamental pillars:
1. Respect for nature: The artist protects the planet by sourcing as many sustainable materials as possible.
2. Respect for animals: As a vegan artist, Valentina Ferrarese promotes cruelty-free methods, treats animals and their habitats with respect, is actively involved in animal rights campaigns, uses no animal material sources (not even for the brushes!) and researches the origins of the materials she uses, donates part of the sale to animal protection causes.
4. Circular Solutions: Whenever necessary the artist follows the principles of circular fashion by using regenerative and restorative production methods.