In a "World First" the team at Street Advertising Services have created a 3d Street Art picture for National Trust using Plant based paints.
To launch the National Trust’s annual #BlossomWatch campaign, they commissioned an eco-friendly 3D-painted art installation created using a breakthrough new plastic free artist paint, Placrylic™, to represent the ‘lost blossom’ that once grew on land, which has now been swallowed up as cities have expanded.
These installations appeared outside Birmingham Cathedral and London Westfield, Stratford, alongside, or near pop-up blossom gardens, in the run-up to #BlossomWatch Day to raise awareness of this fleeting moment in spring and encourage the nation to plant more blossoming trees.
© Kristian Jeffrey
Placrylic™ is a patented invention of British painter, artist hana, whose current project, echo plants, explores the reduction of the amount of microplastics from paint that end up in the ocean.
“Some Artists are dissatisfied because they realise the paints they are using presently are contributing to the plastic problem, yet there are very few acceptable alternatives that function just as well or even better than what they are using now,” Hana said of the initiative.
Like the Gallery Climate Coalition, the team of artists working for Street Advertising Services commissioned to create this painting for the National Trust, are already making progress toward creating a more sustainable art world.
So, what is Placrylic™ and why is Placrylic™ important?
Placrylic™ is a plant paint that behaves similar to the acrylic paint used by artists, but unlike acrylic paints which are made of plastic (a microplastic), placrylic is plastic free.
According to the World Economic Forum, paint is the second-largest source of microplastics in the ocean. They suspect that the level of paint microplastics entering the environment and ocean each year could be higher 60,000 tonnes.
With so many figures thrown around, climate change metrics can be hard to follow. In his book “How to solve a Climate Disaster” Bill Gates makes it easy to understand how much greenhouse gas is emitted by everything we do, no surprise that plastic is at the top of that list collectively with steel and cement, making up 31%.
If making things accounts for 31% of the climate problem (emissions) and plastic is at the top of the list, then one could argue, that acrylic paint, a microplastic is contributing a significant amount to the problems we have to solve regarding plastic.
Artist Hana aims to use Placrylic™ and the echo plants project to find practical solutions to the microplastic problem.
You Like Plants | 2021 | Placrylic™ on linen | 30 × 30 × 2 cm © Artist Hana
She has created over 50 paintings to test Placrylic™ and has been successful in developing a limited palette of Green, Blue and Black, thoroughly researched and patented and is now being used by artists for commissions such as the National Trust’s annual #BlossomWatch campaign
Placrylic™, the breakthrough new plastic free artist paint sets, is now available to purchase by professional artists only in Green, Blue and Black.
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Since her painting was situated directly opposite Hockney’s Blue Hang Cliff, next to John Baldessari’s Blueberry Soup, acquired by Shutters on the beach, Santa Monica, in March 2020, British Painter, Artist Hana has become one of the most sought-after emerging artists in the world and her work can be found in Luxury Hotels in California and Dubai
artist hana is known as “the painter of green,” owing to her interest in the colour. The infatuation hana has with green began long before her investigations into the formulation of acrylic and oil paints that are safer for use by artists, whilst being sustainable and archival.