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The art of eco: Can Mosaic Art Be Environmentally Friendly?

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Ethical Living: 

The Art of Eco-Friendly

Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” But what about art made from once abandoned things? 

The focus of Earth Day which has started in 1970 is meant to build a healthier, more sustainable environment and protect the earth several generations to come. 46 years later people on a global basis still aim to support the plan! The world today is swinging into a new terrain–the green zone, artists and art collectors aren’t ditching their old works of art. However, they are actually integrating the environmentally-friendly production within their concepts and experiments.

Classifiable as both vigorous and seemingly inspiring, nature has long been a desired subject for artists.

But the question remains:

Can Mosaic Art Be Environmentally Friendly?

Well, Certainly!

Environmentally friendly mosaics are generally made using man-made tiles that recycle or reuse materials from other tiles or industrial products with a jiggle to an environmentally-conscious industrialized concept. Natural Stone can also be considered as an environmentally friendly medium to our environment since it is being hollowed out through the help of new technology that limits collisions on the atmosphere.

Mixed Media Mosaics: Courtesy of Jane Perkins

Jane Perkins is an environmentally friendly artist who exploits her vision with found materials that she collects from charity shops, boot sales, recycling centers. Whether she is reproducing old paintings or creating other innovative masterpieces, Jane merges art with the element of the unexpected. Through manipulating the Mona Lisa to crafting a portrait of Barack Obama, Jane’s broad range of subjects has been featured in several art exhibitions around the world.

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Green Explained

Over the past decade, the concept of sustainability and “green” practices has created meaningful changes within the viable and inhabited construction industry. Eco-friendly constructions and creations are more than just an environmental buzzword. Sooner or later, the consumer will also benefit from sustainability through less regular maintenance needs and greater energy efficiency. Thus, also results low costs over the life of a structure, as well as healthier indoor environment. Moreover, when it comes to energy efficiency, durability and other green qualities, ceramic and marble tile as well as is unrivaled as an environmentally-friendly flooring material.

Briefly Stated: Advantages of Tile

• Tile doesn’t cooperate with Indoor air quality during initial installation.

• Tile will not support bacterial or fungal development, nor will it soak up or discharge other contaminants.

•Tile does not necessitate solvent-based cleaners or sealers. Simple, water-based products keep tile well preserved and also shelters the atmosphere. Thus, tile suggests significant advantages for indoor air quality during installation and for the lifetime of the tile’s usage in the appartment.

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Environmental Benefits of Tile:

Durability: Natural stone tiles have the lowest life cycle cost among flooring material. Resistant to impact and abrasion, these tiles have an extreme low possibility of fragmenting or fracture. While in some exceptional cases, only if scratch occurs, individual tiles can be reinstated very easily. With proper installation, tile should last the lifetime of the structure.

Recyclable: Marble, ceramic and smalti tiles are made of earthly materials thus facilitates a natural recycling process. All of the un-fired materials are usually employed during the manufacturing process of producing new tiles.

IAQ: (Indoor Air Quality) Contrasting other flooring supplies, natural tiles don’t include explosive or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), lead, or allergens that could unenthusiastically concern air quality sometimes. Usually when VOCs are strenuous indoors, the risk of poor air quality and health troubles becomes countless times larger. Additionally the vast majority of tiles don’t require sealants, waxes or other chemicals.

Mold-Resistant: Some tiles are also contrived in extremely high temperature, and absorb a little amount of water. Consequently ceramic tile is a hygienic material on which mold cannot easily form.

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Selecting eco-friendly art for your home

Selecting eco-friendly artworks for your home is an initiation of the source and medium itself. To find eco-friendly artworks, look for items made using recycled mediums or new art pieces made using sustainable natural elements. You also have to examine the process used in creating the composition. Last but not least, avoid the pieces manufactured by electricity-absorbing mechanism in a less-than-energy-efficient factory. Whenever possible, opt for fair-trade, handmade original mosaic art for a truly green piece of art!

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