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Dean Anthony Reynolds & Haley Meraki Whiting Reynolds

Dean: I don’t want any of my work to look like my work, I would my work to look like they’d been created by nature.

 

Haley: Sustainability means looking for those moments when you can just make something out of nothing or re-use something. All these small moments will make a big impact if we all do it.

DeanEvery material that we use has to be sustainable. There is not an infinite amount of material anywhere on the planet. We need to change the way we live as a race, as a race of human beings we have to survive. I love to use Teodorico without the “mica”, it’s a beautiful product to use with a very natural “cloudy” finish. I don’t want any of my work to look like my work, I would my work to look like they’d been created by nature. I’m getting more “earthy” on heading brown palette and a lot of earthy colors. I love grey, grey is everywhere, grey is not slowing down. Brown, it works slow with it, I love brown, it’s natural.

 

HaleySustainability I believe is a part that we all have to play within this planet. It is incredibly important, not just for the huge companies that we place a lot of blame on but for us as individuals, we could all do something. To me that is looking for those moments when you can just make something out of nothing or re-use something. All these small moments will make a big impact if we all do it. My favourite products of Novacolor have to be Era Veneziana - I used that a lot within my art to create the final layer for its beautiful shine – and I create a lot of textures with Marmorino KS. Burnt orange, really bright punchy pinks, deep purples: I use a lot of different colors within my art. Usually depending on the moods I am in or depending on the colors that I use, I am creating all day and I would look at what I have done and I realize that the scarf I am wearing is exactly of the color that I’ve created. I do not even realize sometimes that there are so many influences.

Photo by
Gianluca Cisternino

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