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The sculptural paintings in Objects repudiate the seemingly inconsequential value of certain environmental phenomenon,
such as....plastic eaten by ocean organisms. A piece of boat
worn smooth by the waves. What are their stories?
Where are they from? What do they mean for our future?
And simply.... the beauty of it all.
The following objects were mounted on the wall in my IGCA show 2010 as part of one piece. Other artworks from that show are in older posts. I painted the objects in these 2 works in pastel colors to mimic Kodiak Island's Aleutian home colors and foreign plastic beach found object colors.
Thank you Julie Decker of IGCA for supporting my application to show at the International Gallery, and congratulations on your large grants to host an invitational show and artists' funds for exploring Kodiak area coastlines, culminating in a show at the Anchorage Museum entitled Gyre:
EACH BEACH HAS ITS OWN TYPE OF FLOTSAM. ONE WILL TEND TO SPIT OUT JAPANESE CANS, THE OTHER AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN BITS OF PLASTIC.