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Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about shifting negative trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares that she had as a child which she hybridizes with organic forms found in nature. Robson holds a double major (B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University. https://youtu.be/D8JrU4pj3Sg Robson is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects also working with plastic debris.
John Sabraw makes art from pigments obtained from acid mine drainage in USA, and paints to raise awareness of the problem, and their solution: to turn the ugly into the beautiful. For decades, pollution from abandoned underground coalmines has been killing aquatic life in waterways. This high concentration of acid and heavy metals is called acid mine drainage, or ‘AMD’, and pollutes over 1,300 miles of streams in Ohio alone. Some of these AMD polluting mine seeps release over one million gallons of toxic water each day.
Artist & illustrator Quentin Horn shares: Felix (our Son) is obsessed with picking up “treasures” it started with glass on the beach and now wherever we go, he is picking up and cleaning public spaces. Needless to say, we have a lot of “trash” in containers at home. So we were playing around with some pieces and these ideas came to us. See some of Quentin’s work as part of VERGE from 10-30 November at the Old Gaol in Knysna (read more).
Clothes-peg spectacle arm My daughter when she was 18 months old was sitting on my lap at my desk when she grabbed my glasses and viciously twisted them while smiling at me, breaking off the arm and bending it to such angle as to render it useless. She was into pegs at the time and had a few pegged to her dress. We entered into a negotiation which culminated in the deal – an arm for a peg.
“NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” Calling all artists, architects, designers and creative activists… Timeframe Open call announced October 3rd, 2018 Submission deadline, Midnight (GMT+2) November 15th, 2018 Public Announcement of selected works, December 14th 2018 Bootcamp/kick-off meeting, early February 2019 Production residencies, March – April 2019 (in Latvia or Estonia) Launch of artworks (time when artworks have to be ready): April 30 2019 What this is about “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” is a creative information campaign that aims to increase public awareness of consumer material waste issues and resource efficiency in today’s society.
Serial Killer IV Monotype by Emma Kielczynska Materials used monotype of dip-dyed found waste objects pressed into cotton paper. Size W:46cm x H:71cm x D:0.1cm (paper size, unframed) Edition 1 of 1, signed The impact that our consumerist society has on our planet is an issue that remains close to my heart, and it is one that cannot be ignored. The plastic bag is the ubiquitous feature of all polluted landscapes and so provides a fitting symbol for the litter that is consuming us.
Artist: Tan Zi Xi Art installation displayed at the Sassoon Docks Art Project, an initiative by St+Art India “The walls in the space were covered in mirrors making the plastic waste the only thing that can be seen. Standing in the middle of the display, the spectator is offered a unique point of view – that of a fish.” Tan Zi Xi’s website >> Source: onegreenplanet.org/news/exhibit-shows-fish-in-plastic-trash
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