I created this screenprinted poster as part of my two year-long project with Grow Pittsburgh, as part of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art’s Environment, Health, and Public Art Initiative. You can view a panel discussion with myself and the other artists working on this initiative, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Aaron Henderson, and learn more about it here. Each artist collaborated with a local organization that addresses environmental pollution in our region to create temporary public artworks. These artworks address several distinct yet intersecting issues of environmental health: water pollution, air pollution, and lead toxicity in the soil.
This poster was originally designed as a pull out centerfold for issue one of Dirt Tales, a zine about soil health and community health. I also made an edition of screenprinted posters to hand out to community gardeners, and have a few extra to sell here on Justseeds. As with the zines, proceeds go towards Grow Pittsburgh’s Master Composter program.