"Insights of an Eco Artist is an international art publication that features selected artists and writers from around the globe with a high focus on contemporary art and those tackling issues of social and ecological justice."

A little while ago I was interviewed by the magazine Insight of an Eco Artist, to talk a little bit about my take on climate change and the human relationship with nature, hence these are topics frequently covered in my art. I'm very glad to be part of important magazines such as this one as I am passionate about the way we should treat and respect our planet we call home, the species we share it with, and also each other as individuals. I often deep-dive into the relation between the natural and the man-made and how the consequences of our actions affect all living beings, ourselves included.

insight of an eco artist magazine marlou jaspers
"I think we can't imagine what that world would be like because it is one we should not even imagine."

That's my conclusion after a long debating answer to the question what would happen is we were to live in a world without fauna and flora, which is one of the topics you can read about in my interview in the magazine. You can read about how I deconstruct the concepts of environmental questions like climate change and the human footprint in our natural world, the true connection humans have with nature and the consequences of destruction of fauna and flora. When and why I started working with these subjects and why I think art is a powerful way of getting messages across. You can also read about the message of my painting “Arktikos” and generally what my creative process can look like. Finally I’m also briefly talking about some long-term goals and upcoming projects. So, if you are interested in reading my interview, and reading about a lot of other artists’ takes on the subject matter – I can strongly recommend to get yourself a copy! They are available both as physical and digital copies.

You can find the physical copy here, and the digital copy here!

insight of an eco artist magazine marlou jaspers

"Those who say humans are solely destructive are just as mistaken as those who claim us being uniformly constructive. We can look at the footprint as a mark we never meant to leave. Imagine a trampled flower garden or a muddy print on a newly cleaned floor. It basically is a revealing clue of something invading. But at the same time, look at the print of a hand - we also can't forget the beauty of a skilled and artful handprint. Back to the giving and taking, our hands are in charge of this. We just need to be careful with how we use these tools of power and consider how our hands and feet can lead to good."