Our newest Affiliated Artist is Andrew Rosales, who creates portraits of local species with paper, scissors, and a touch of glue. Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family!
Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): What inspired you to create the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" series?
Andrew Rosales (Andrew): The “Rock, Paper, Science” series was created to highlight 16 species that are currently, or may become endangered, due to continued loss of habitat and climate stressors.
Alliance: What drew you to use paper as your medium?
Andrew: The use of paper as a medium was born out of a project I did while at the Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science, at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. I created a piece for a presentation and it evolved from there. I like that paper can be reused and recycled and love exploring the many textures, colors, and materials paper can be made from.
Alliance: Do you have a favorite piece in the series? If so, why is it your favorite?
Andrew: I think one of my favorite pieces is the Ochre Sea Star. I love the interplay between the two Sea Stars.
Alliance: What advice would you give to a Climate Kid?
Andrew: The only advice I could give a Climate Kid is to follow their passion and engage with others through science, art, or storytelling as a way to spread the message of climate change. But also, how they/we can make an impact today on what the future holds by continuing to do small acts to protect our planet.
The "Rock, Paper, Scissors" series will join the Art of Change traveling climate art show in July at the Allied Gardens Library.
Learn more about Andrew and our Affiliated Artists program here: