Friendship II

things to do with plastic bags

Posted on: September 27, 2017
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Friendship II : #2 & #6 detail of larger installation.
hardwoods; recycled plastic bags; cut, braided, bound.
8' L x 4' W x 4' H
2010 - 2011

Project began by working with groups of young people to learn recycling and reuse of plastic bags for art making. Many of their plastic bag braids were incorporated along with more than 5,000 feet of braid created by the artist during the six month project duration.

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BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2008

Artist Statement:

I am interested in ending the ubiquitous practice of humans hurting other humans (individually and in whole groups) and destroying our planet. Nations repeatedly go to war, destroying people, who are treated as less than human, while the environment is poisoned for decades to come, only to then become allies with those same “enemy” nations one or two generations later. We must learn better, much sooner.
My work engages people in thinking and dialogue on these and related issues. It is also important to me that my work encourages people to stop and think, feel and connect with their most human selves, with the natural world, and with each other.