Mariska is a South African born artivist (environmentalist and artist) with a passion for sustainability, with a background in Interior Design. She started to explore with waste in her art pieces a few years ago. Her curiosity about her new medium, had her researching a lot about her new waste medium, the effects it has on the environment as well as what alternatives there was for the items. Mariska wanted to use her artistic skills to create more awareness to drive environmental change.
In 2018 she took her art to the streets of the UAE, being a walking installation illustrating just how much waste the average person generates. 30 days and 65 kg of waste later she had the country buzzing with questions about waste and wanting to know how they can reduce it.
Mariska's has worked with many organisations globally, including Azraq, Nespresso, Costa Coffee and Dubai International Airport, to drive environmental and sustainable change in their organisations and communities. Her artwork can be found in the collections of The Standard Charter Bank, South African comedian and The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah, Actor and Environmentalist, Adrian Grenier, Entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuck, Virgin Radio radio presenter, Kris Fade, Grammy Award winner, DJ Black Coffee and Mason Plumlee an NBA basketball player.