I had the fantastic pleasure of kicking it with Arlene Ellis at Central Park Conservatory garden. Arlene’s art is inspired by the natural world, something that spoke to me as very Hi Wildflower. Her curiosity for the tiny details—a bee swimming in a flower’s nectar—to the larger connections between art and science, are fascinating.
Dressed in clothes silkscreened and sharpie-drawn by her own hand, I was super impressed by her meticulous line work.
Devoting oneself to an environmental, earth-conscious life is something Arlene has taken on in her work, both as an artist and as a consultant. She works with brands like eco-fashion label VOZ and the Asian American Artist’s Alliance to promote causes that she believes in.
Arlene shared some super exciting news: she’s the WINNER of SXSW’s Eco Grant program for a stop motion film + score that she made to showcase her “open relationship with art + science.” She will be going to Austin to learn more about how her creations can contribute to larger conversations around creating a more ecologically sound world.
CHECK HER VIDEO HERE & BELOW.
Organic Lyricism is a site where you can buy art + apparel made by Arlene. Some of my favorite works from Arlene’s site include:
Supporting each other’s hustles and artistic inspirations is so important in this day and age. I’m so glad that Arlene is doing her work—she’s showing us just how much the natural world teaches those who choose to see.
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