Student Sells Artwork to Support Australian Wildfire Relief Work
Darcie Denton, a senior fine arts major at Southern, has found a way to use her passion to make an impact on those affected by the recent wildfires in Australia.
Denton has been creating art her whole life, from oil painting to watercolor to acrylic. While in high school, she discovered the art community on Instagram and YouTube and was inspired to share her work online. She amassed thousands of followers on Instagram and her YouTube videos and vlogs have more than 3 million views.
When the widespread fires began in Australia, she realized that she could use her public platform to help the cause. She created beautiful prints of koalas using the linocut technique, which involves cutting a design into linoleum, covering it in ink, and then stamping it onto paper, which she then sells.
Denton began selling the koala prints in mid-January and plans to send all profits to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). She encourages other students to get involved in any cause they are passionate about.
“Whatever you can do, whatever you can give,” she said, “will help at least one person.”
Those who wish to support Denton’s endeavors can purchase the koala prints through her shop on Etsy.