Mariska Nell

Mariska Nell is a South African born artist, environmentalist, podcast host, and speaker. 

 

She is passionate about art and even more so about reducing waste and turning what others have once seen as trash into artistic treasure. The inspiration behind her collections started with single-use coffee capsules, the beautiful colors inspired her to find creative ways they could be saved, appreciated and not end up in landfills.

 

Some of her trash to treasure creations are currently also in the art collections of The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah, Actor and Environmentalist, Adrian Grenier, Entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuck, Virgin Radio Dubai’s DJ, Kris FadeBlack Coffee a world-renowned DJ and producer and Mason Plumlee, an NBA basketball player for the Denver Nuggets. As well as larger corporations such as Nespresso, Costa and DXB Airport.

 

Most recently Mariska in collaboration with Costa Coffee and DXB Airport to exhibited a 2 cubic meter sculpture of the planet made from 60,000 straws. The piece was exhibited at DXB to create awareness of plastic waste for World Environment day.

At Goshopia you can find some of her wearable pieces of art from her collection Coffee Addiction.