Launch of two of Charisma Christal Thomas’ new zines. Addressing the histories of world seed banks, and the changing patterns of animal migration due to global heating, these zines showcase some of the complex relationships between environmental degradation, agriculture, and animal species.
Charisma Christal Thomas is an illustrator and printmaker who is currently pursuing her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Charisma’s artistic approach is influenced by her Malaysian-Indian heritage and upbringing, drawing together the traditional practices of her homeland with those from elsewhere. Her love for nature often inspires her work, which highlights the beauty that lies within it. She recently illustrated the children’s book A Crystal Named Forest by Jonathan Segal, which centres around the importance of preserving nature.