5 Fav Green Artists, No. 4: Hugo Garcia Urrutia & MK Semos
We've profiled numerous artists who endeavor to hone their craft and sell their wares while respecting our environment. Though we loved them all, we decided to take a look at 5 favorites who stood out in our coverage over the past year. Check Green Source every day this week for updates. Do you have an artist you'd like to add or have us profile? If so email us or leave a comment.
When most people return from vacation, their friends often inwardly cringe at the question: “Do you want to see the pictures?” When Urrutia and Semos return from vacation, however, admirers of their work eagerly await their photos. These two artists take their vacation photos and go the extra mile to recreate the look, feel and moment of the scene, whether through photo manipulation techniques or recycled substrates.
Green Source featured these two after their trip to Asia, which inspired their “Wooden Postcards” series. Using recycled hardwood flooring as the canvases, the artists added a three dimensional element to their work whose shape mimicked the skyscrapers in the region.
To look at their work and effort, (all green!), for us is to be transported into a world we might never otherwise see.
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Jada Brazell is a freelance writer who also consults for fashion- and art-based businesses on branding. She has written for the Odessa American and Global Fashion News, edited for the Texas Senate and RadioShack, and contributed to several magazines and newspapers in Central and South Texas.