The Bahamian beach plastic I found this past January sits in a sea of nurdles and black latex paint. The tiny cap, tilted almost upside down, has a unique phrase. I had to give it its own special place.
It reads "flip off."
I am working on a major installation artwork for September called "Omega." The work deals with plastic pollution and recycling. As part of the work, I am creating these small studies to understand the new materials I have been working with. They are intimate moments of a larger work, and represent a snippet of "order" that opposes the chaos of the installation. Unlike my layered, very detailed and labor-intensive works at Havu Gallery, these smaller works are fragments that represent what we see when we look down at the ground, or in our waste baskets... this beautiful disorder we casually throw away. To me, it is all beautiful madness. This body of work is called "Minutiae."
Please stay tuned for the groups of works to become available. I will being posting them tomorrow, and will keep posting them until the show opens on September 16, 2017. Sales from these works will fund "Omega" as well as the Axis Mundi exhibition, and some funds will be donated to a plastic conservation group.