What is the role of the artist in the time of climate change?
Thanks to the support of Patagonia & A Reason to Survive, we are currently working on a book that aims to compile an encyclopedia of all the materials found in the San Diego region that can be utilized for art materials and cultural expression.
We strongly believe that biomaterials are the future. With that said, we imagine a future in which every region of the world has its own library of biomaterials. Each made from the ingredients found locally; not transplanted from elsewhere.
For this to become a reality we first have to reconnect with our local environment and experiment with what already grows here.
This book is the first step in making this vision a reality. Our hope is that it will help other artists, scientists, and makers create art & culture that breathes in harmony as a reflection of the San Diego region.
The book is written by Itamar Lilienthal with graphic design by Kaidan Pascua.
**PLEASE NOTE, IT IS STILL IN PROGRESS & REVISIONS ARE STILL BEING MADE*