known as the "Hollywood Charity Artist" is quickly being renamed the
"Hollywood ECO Artist" for her newest passion; Inku Art.™
Artist McKenzie, an award-winning oil painter whose collectors are some of
Hollywood's elite, was stricken with a devastating environmental illness thought
by doctors to be triggered by years of exposure to toxic materials in the art
creating process. This sickness propelled her life-changing mission to discover
and create an innovative way to produce HEALTHY, EARTH SENSITIVE fine art and
fine art prints-- She calls it Inku Art.™
"This Hyper-Green art process is changing the way fine art
is made. It is sustainable, non-toxic, planet-friendly, and made with the
highest environmental value and standards available today. In fact, it is
SO safe that it is currently being used in hospitals, nurseries, and dwellings
everywhere where air quality is essential. It even meets LEED requirements
in numerous categories." says manager Steve Rice.
The process begins with McKenzie's painting on recycled substrate with
non-toxic pigments. These paints are VOC-free and are created using
earth-friendly methods. The painting is then scanned using wind-powered
facilities. The image is then printed on sugarcane or bamboo fine art
paper, using cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology. The frames are
made from compressed sawdust waste and the art is shipped in recycled
packaging. The entire process involves the most environmentally sensitive
products and businesses available. 100% of the profits from the art is donated
to environmental causes.
"Few people realize the true impact of the printing and paper pulp
industries on our health and our planet. Toxic chemicals are making their
way into the water, air and soil. The pulp and paper industry is one of
the largest and most polluting industries in the world; it is the third most
polluting industry in North America. The printing industry is just as polluting
coupled with toxic VOC's being released into the air and consequently our
lungs!," says gallery manager, Viv Smith.
Artist McKenzie's message is being heard loud and clear. Companies and
Individuals designing and renovating their buildings/ homes under the LEED
program are ecstatic with the new art and the company is being flooded with
orders. "Our building needed Art to make it come alive. Why would we
choose art that off-gasses toxic chemicals and contributes to the pollution on
our planet when there is an alternative? It was a no-brainer," says
Architect and Green Designer Albert Cook.
Inku Art.™ will soon be seen aboard the Green Train।.
"I am honored to be part of The Green Train। Their message promotes environmental awareness, education, and unity across America. The project will change our Planet in an awe inspiring way. Knowledge is power. " says Artist McKenzie.
To read more about Inku Art.™ , Artist McKenzie, or The Green Train please visit www.McKenzieArtStudio.com
McKenzie's paintings have been featured at charitable events with
celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres, George Clooney, Cameron Diaz,
Demi Moore, and many others.
The Green Train - a rockin' and rollin' trek across the nation that
will educate, entertain and change our world, one mile at a time!
Top-notch entertainers will be participating in a series of 30 live
“whistle-stop” performances along the cross country route. Celebrities,
environmentalists and sport figures will join in on the act either in person or
via satellite. Environmental organizations and groups will be providing factual
information, answering questions and providing solutions as the train travels
from rural communities to large cities.
Years in the making, the Green Train Project is the brainchild of Robert
Wolf, organizer of the mega-successful "We are the World"
simulcast held in 1985. When the train departs Portland in April, it will mark
the 25th anniversary of the simulcast.
The final destination for the Green Train will be Washington D.C. where a
show-stopping concert will take place. Wolf will be on hand asking all Americans
to unite by turning off the tap, switching off light bulbs and unplugging the
toaster. People will be able to see how much water and energy has been saved.
A European journey is also planned for 2011.