We know, we know – artists using nature as their inspiration isn’t exactly groundbreaking news. But it’s Earth Day, it’s a beautiful Spring day here in the Twin Cities, and we’re reflecting on some of our favorite MN Original artists whose love and interest for the environment has shown through in their work. From Kate Casanova’s mushroom furniture, to Steve Heitzeg’s musical eco-scores, to Gregory Euclide’s incorporation of collected trash, we think these artists are incorporating their love for nature in some truly fascinating, inspiring, and beautiful ways.
Unconventional brushes, collected trash and a malleable canvas are tools in Painter Gregory Euclide’s work.
Award-winning public artist and arts educator Kinji Akagawa shares the stories behind three of his sculptural constructions.
Environmental encroachment and global warming are themes in Andrea Martin’s hand cut paper art.
Visual artist and amateur ecologist Kate Casanova unearths unique intersections between art and the natural world.
We catch up with Emmy-Award winning composer Steve Heitzeg at his home in St. Paul to learn the secrets of his songwriting process.