Title

Obtainable Sustainable

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Abstract/Artist Statement

This series of artworks is an investigation of man-made materials and sustainable practices, which inspire new ways of analyzing the potential of recyclable materials. The new forms that result from the use of pliable geometric forms such as plastic bottles, or Styrofoam shipping materials create an open-ended opportunity. The artworks recyclable materials revealed from my inquiry are translations, intensifications and responses to the reusable and decorative potential of these materials.In an effort to create a visual statement in response to waste of resources, I have attempted to re- purpose objects such as water bottles, styrofoam, and toilet paper tubes into unconventional but practical light sculptures. Using common materials and tools I aspire to generate worth and appeal out of everyday items. While maintaining the inherent quality of the materials, I have also chosen to focus on energy conservation through the use of CFL bulbs.The use of these materials conveys a concept that is pertinent to contemporary life and communicates the impacts our current and past generations have had on the environment. Through current events involving global warming and the economic recession these issues become more prevalent each day. The discovery of new resources marks the validity of contemporary thought, although our current progress is uncertain.My artworks are intended to prompt viewers to envision the possibilities of recycling and reusing and to question how much of what they throw away is actually trash. I hope to ultimately inspire a connection between the material world and the environment, creating artwork with practical and social relevance.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

27-4-2009 9:00 AM

End Date

16-5-2009 5:00 PM

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM May 16th, 5:00 PM

Obtainable Sustainable

Reynolds Gallery

This series of artworks is an investigation of man-made materials and sustainable practices, which inspire new ways of analyzing the potential of recyclable materials. The new forms that result from the use of pliable geometric forms such as plastic bottles, or Styrofoam shipping materials create an open-ended opportunity. The artworks recyclable materials revealed from my inquiry are translations, intensifications and responses to the reusable and decorative potential of these materials.In an effort to create a visual statement in response to waste of resources, I have attempted to re- purpose objects such as water bottles, styrofoam, and toilet paper tubes into unconventional but practical light sculptures. Using common materials and tools I aspire to generate worth and appeal out of everyday items. While maintaining the inherent quality of the materials, I have also chosen to focus on energy conservation through the use of CFL bulbs.The use of these materials conveys a concept that is pertinent to contemporary life and communicates the impacts our current and past generations have had on the environment. Through current events involving global warming and the economic recession these issues become more prevalent each day. The discovery of new resources marks the validity of contemporary thought, although our current progress is uncertain.My artworks are intended to prompt viewers to envision the possibilities of recycling and reusing and to question how much of what they throw away is actually trash. I hope to ultimately inspire a connection between the material world and the environment, creating artwork with practical and social relevance.