ethical artist and eco warrior
Leave the world a better place than it was when I came into it
Use my artistic talents to inspire and educate others through my artwork
Do no harm but also do everything in my power to protect the planet and the animals so we can ensure a future where all beings can live in peace
how it started
I was born and raised in Iceland in the year 1992. I grew up on a very typical Icelandic diet which consisted of heavy animal and fish consumption. At that time I was completely blind to any kind of environmental impact and animal cruelty of my diet.
In 2014 I moved to the Netherlands to study Creative Media and Game Technologies. There I met a girl who was vegetarian at the time and she introduced me to a more plant-based diet. Slowly we shifted towards a more vegan diet until making a conscious switch together in 2015. Although I was now vegan and believed in the cause I was not vocal about it.
In 2017 we moved to Indonesia for half a year. I was captivated by the beauty of the country but devastated by the way it was being treated by humans. The rivers were full of garbage, big piles of plastic waste was being burned in resident areas and animals were kept in extremely poor conditions. It broke my heart.
It was during my time there that I couldn't just be quiet anymore and I felt a strong urge to speak out and do my part in educating my fellow humans. After years of not drawing I picked up the pencil again and now I am dedicated to becoming a full-time ethical artist and inspire others to make the world a better place for all!
Why it matters
We only have one planet that we can call our home. This planet has given us so much and up until now we have just been taking and taking without giving any thought to how that might affect the Earth.
"There is enough on Earth for everybody's need, but not enough for everybody's greed."
Every year the world is hitting global limits in its use of resources and yet the global population is rising at a rate of 9000 new humans per hour!
In order to feed and house all of these people we must change our habits and current lifestyle. Feeding everyone with a typical western diet with all the plastic waste that comes with it would be completely unsustainable and impossible to do without destroying the planet.
We must take responsibility for ourselves and our lifestyle if we want to have a future on this planet for our children. One person can't do everything but we can all do something. Together we can inspire and empower others to a greener and more sustainable future!
“I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized I am somebody.”
For the animals
I use my artwork to spread the message of a vegan lifestyle in a positive and optimistic way. It's important to stay inclusive and open-minded to people who are not yet there and welcome them with open arms. To give back to the animals I donate 10% of my earnings every year to sanctuaries and vegan organisations.
For the environment
Not only are all the subjects in my art ethical/eco-friendly but I also try to make the process and production as ethical and eco-friendly as possible. For my prints I purchase carbon neutral paper, I use water-based and non-toxic ink and no plastic in the packaging of my products.
For the Ocean
We live on a blue planet. The ocean covers 70% of the planets surface and we must take extremely good care of it. Although it is vast and seems endless it has its limits. We are now at a point where it is estimated that plastic will outweigh fish by 2050 and important sea life populations are declining rapidly.