There have been many creative approaches to environmental art over the years, many installations found in forests, waterways, or fields. Elkpen, an artist in Los Angeles has a more urban approach to environmental art and combines awareness, education as well as art in the city. Some pieces are simple, such as a sign hung on a Magnolia tree to educate a passerby about the history of the species. Other pieces are drawn on walls or even the sidewalk to raise awareness of the nature happening in that very spot should they take a moment to look up.

Visit the Elkology website to view the portfolio with descriptions about each piece of artwork.

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Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World, coming Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, ParentMap, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.
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