Creativity through the lens of an Artivist (artist & environmentalist)
"Creativity is to express myself, think a bit outside the box and to be uniquely me."
Mariska is an artivist (artist & environmentalist) and the host of the Mama Earth Talk podcast. As a painter, sculpture and digital artist her art mediums include acrylic on canvas with recycled materials used in both canvases and sculptural work. A few years ago, she started to experiment with trash️ in her artwork. She got curious about her new medium and before she knew it, she was spending hours researching how it affects the environment. This created a yearning within her to push her creativity and connect more with nature, and it was not long after that she found myself at the top of Kilimanjaro admiring the world from above. She decided to quit corporate life to focus on her new found passion for the planet, and as they say, the rest was history.
In 2018 she took trash to the streets of the UAE and wore all the trash she generated for everyone to see. 30 days and 65 kg of waste later she had the country buzzing with questions about waste and wanting to know how they can reduce it. This was the start of the podcast, Mama Earth Talk.
She has worked with many organisations globally, including Azraq, Nespresso, Costa and Dubai International Airport, to drive environmental and sustainable change in their organisations and communities. She inspire change through her artwork, podcasting, and public speaking. Her artwork can be found in the collections of South African comedian and The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah, Actor and Environmentalist, Adrian Grenier, Entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuck, Kris Fade, a radio presenter on Virgin Radio Dubai, Black Coffee a world-renowned DJ and producer and Mason Plumlee an NBA basketball player for the Denver Nuggets.
Mama Earth Talk Podcast (https://mamaearthtalk.com/)
Free Beginner's Guide To Waste-Free Living (https://mailchi.mp/58e01abaa773/download-your-free-beginners-guide-to-waste-free-living)