Dissent

dissent contracts dissent wrap

Dissent looked at nine U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding Women's Right where a law was passed by only narrow majority of one. The books are layered with the opposing judges dissenting statements.

I was invited to participate in the 14th Annual Book Arts Symposium at Rutgers University in Newark in 2008. Dessent was in response to the show's theme Resistance.

View process on flickr.

 


Bottled V.2.5

 

ScrapCycle was created by Dr. Marie Evelyn as a part of Analogous Projects. Dr. Evelyn is one of the co-founders of the Analogous Projects. ScrapCycle is an ongoing project devoted to the creative reuse of refuse, and charges a piece of refuse for reuse as the price of admission.

I was fortunate to be chosen as their 2008 sponsored artist. Since my installation art uses discarded water bottles, the admissions to their performances that year were used plastic water bottles. It is because of ScrapCycle’s support that I have been able turn BottledProject into an ongoing series of installations.

My concept for the REUSE/RECOMBINE exhibition is to represent a waterfall out of the water bottles. The inspiration for this piece came from Michelle Loughlin's Waterfalls.  Her piece was a response to seeing trash in nature. A colleague of mine, Marianne Petit said the piece reminded her of a grade school trip to "nature" where they went see waterfalls and there was big tire.  The combination of these two influences lead me to reevaluate the advertising for bottled water.


 Exhibition Venue:

REUSE/RECOMBINE
Devotion Gallery
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US


Bottled V.2

The plastic bottle is a symbol of controversy It the first worlds it a status symbol of health and wealth paying 1,000 times more than for tap. In third worlds it is a one of the leading causes of pollution. In 2002, approximately 31% of soda bottles were recycled, while only 11% of water bottles are due to lack of deposit required on water bottles. This is shocking when you consider that bottled water is the second most popular beverage to soda.

I created the first iteration of the sculpture to reference the Hudson river waves.

flickr: Bottled V.1

For Bottled V.2, I had the wonderful  the opportunity to collaborate with Jersey City Museum and the students of Jersey City Schools. We worked together to collect over 2000 bottles to create the bottled V.2 installation. The students decided to create a skyline similar to the downtown district.

flickr: Bottled V.2: Installation

flickr: Bottled V.2: Opening

The sculpture was on display at the Jersey City Museum Satellite Sculpture Center at Mack-Cali building on Christopher Columbus Drive in downtown Jersey City. Bottled V.2 ran from January - August 2010.