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.

 

 

 


Bottled V.1


Photo by: Joanna Rose White

 

Bottled V.1 is an installation created out of 1098 discard water bottles. This is the amount of bottled water I drank in a year. The highlight portion of the sculpture emphasizes that only 10% of most discard water bottles are recycled.

Bottled V.1 was conceived and developed during the 2008 Wonder Women Residency. The theme was World War III. Bottled V.1 came out of my experience in the aftermath of 1999's Hurricane Floyd which left those of us in Greenville, NC without safe tap water for several months.

 

Exhibition:

World War III
March 14 – April 12 2008
Mana Fine Arts Exhibition Space
Gallery Hours M-F 10-6 pm or by appointment
227 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310
(800) 330-9659

 

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