Congratulations to Seattle-based artists Edie Everette and Clyde Peterson who were recently selected to create new public artwork that will explore hazardous materials as a social issue. Edie will create a comic book and Clyde a short film. Both artists will work with 4Culture and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program to understand how hazardous materials relate to public health and environmental quality, and then, produce visual stories that are once artful and informative. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!
Edie is an artist who sees the world as a series of single-panel cartoons. Taken by the power of cartooning to communicate – to entertain and inform – Edie brings a fine arts background and knack for observation and humor to her cartoons. Edie’s work often focuses on culture and news. Current projects include a graphic memoir based on her mother who has dementia and a cartoon series entitled “I am an Artist” for Pyragraph, a career, culture and how-to online zine for artists. Edie is passionate about the environment and excited to use her art to further rights, including those of the Earth.
Clyde Petersen is an animator with expertise in stop-motion, hand-drawn, claymation, paper and object animation. His work has been shown internationally at film festivals and DIY all-ages venues. Clyde is also a member of the Seattle Experimental Animation Team and the Technical Director at Reel Grrls. A champion of the power of personal storytelling, Clyde considers helping others to tell their own stories a potent art practice. Clyde brings a strong understanding of documentary and short film production to this project, and is excited about the opportunity to explore local ecology and human health, work collaboratively, and focus on visual storytelling.