Wild Pigment Project promotes ecological balance and regenerative economies through a passion for wild color, its places of origin, and its cultural histories. The project connects artists to the land by providing resources, consulting and inspiration to integrate plant and mineral pigments, often hand-gathered and prepared in local landscapes, into studio practice. Our resources page indexes independent painters, dyers, craftspeople, foragers, researchers, scholars, students, educators, and land stewards who can share knowledge and experience.
ABOUT TILKE ELKINS
Wild Pigment Project is coordinated by Oregon-based artist Tilke Elkins. Elkins has been researching and painting with botanical and mineral pigments since 2008, with particular focus on the magic that happens when plant and stone pigments are combined.