I give a damn.
I care about the environment and I spend a lot of time in it. As an alpine climber, I've had the privilege of gaining access to some of the most amazing places here in the Pacific Northwest. Places most will never see. I've climbed and walked on our massive glaciers, gained access into the back country and have seen some incredible sights. The experiences are personal for me and I take the preservation of these places seriously. In my daily life and in my art practice I consciously act and do what I can to reduce my carbon footprint. The information below will explain my practices in detail with links if you are interested in finding out more on the products I create with.
I draw on Arches, Rives BFK paper. It is 100% cotton and responsibly produced. Arches has perfected the paper making process since the 1400s and still uses the same processes today. They are a legacy company in France. Click the link to find out more about how their paper is made. https://arches-papers.com/arches-vs-sustainable-development/
I use pencils made by FaberCastle. Both graphite and colored pencils. Information on how they are produced is available in the link! They grow their own trees for the wood casings! Cool!