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Heroes of my art

By: Ilya Maisarah binti Thariq

Art has always been an integral part of the Malaysian society. Unfortunately, art supplies are also a cause of environmental pollution. This includes plastic and harmful chemicals such as cadmium.

However, this does not mean that there are no alternatives. Aida Azni, a local painter, creates watercolours using natural ingredients. Bidah, a neighbour, uses plants when cooking to colour her food, which demonstrates culinary art.

See, we often look at others when we hear the word ‘hero’. But this time, we see that heroes are around us – we just need to look somewhere nearer.