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Art and the Environment


California mixed media artist, Sara Zimmerman, has come up with an innovative idea to combine her passion for the visual medium with her love for the environment -- helping to save on the cost of materials along the way.

Zimmerman, a fine artist working out of the Lake Tahoe area, has begun to utilize discarded cabinet doors, such as those replaced during construction, as well as paper and other recycled materials, as a mixed-media canvas for her art.

Part of a growing creative community along the Northern California/Nevada border, Zimmerman's work as a mix-media painter has long juxtaposed urban and natural landscapes with the detail of close-range subjects.

With the Sierra region as both subject and inspiration, it's not surprising that the artist's work would reflect the beauty of the environment that surrounds her studio.

By utilizing discarded materials, Zimmerman has provided an important example of how respect for the environment can help to preserve the subject of the art that it has inspired in its most pristine form.

Sara Zimmerman's work is represented in the Truckee/North Tahoe area, Reno, the San Francisco Bay Area and in private collections throughout the United States.

More on Zimmerman's art can be found at her website.