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 founded The Metropolitan Field Guide in 2009 and has contributed articles to aincluding Crosscut, ParentMap and National Wildlife Magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

She is currently writing a book about urban nature to be published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.
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