art in the park, public art


Art and Design | Sustainability


One of the main objectives for our project was finding sustainable paints that could be used in the mural. One of the most influential sources I found was by Rochikashvili & Bongaerts (2016), which discussed three types of sustainable paints used to cover walls, and the benefits of each. This is where I learned about the emission of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, that are found in many traditional paints and the harmful effects they can have on the environment. The authors of this paper discussed the benefits of finding low-VOC paints, as well as other sustainable paint alternatives like tung-oil and milk paint. Another study by Galvão et. al. (2018) discussed a new type of paint used in an industrial setting that reuses iron ore shavings to create paint pigments.

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