THE WOART WEEKLY!
Here's what you may have missed on the blog and Instagram account this week!
It was Climate Change Week with marches, rallies and more going on so I shared artworks that are made environmentally ethically, utilizing repurposed materials from plastics to metals, some used real plants or bamboo, others touched on issues of the ocean.
Hope you enjoy them, and find some inspiration in them yourselves!
As a nice transition from last weeks fiber art theme, my first post is also fiber based, but wonderfully combined with the consumer aspect of the shopping cart. Fantastic title, and impactful work!
These compositions are so wonderfully done, creating technically beautiful works featuring endangered animals out of other endangered animals, birds, fish and plants. I love her tiger pieces, but this rhino felt more current with the white rhino in the news not so long ago.
These collage/assemblage pieces kind of make their own little environments with all kinds of discoveries within the piece from little snakes to grasses but have the feeling of something under the sea. They seem like a small clipping of a larger world. Beautiful work.
This is so masterfully done, it’s hard to believe that it is made entirely out of repurposed plastic fished out of the ocean. I love the images she has on her IG of it in the back of a truck too, on it’s way to this destination, which was in Hawaii. Aurora has a wonderful way of making her sculptures almost feel like plants and/or strange underwater creatures.
Another throw to the fiber art world, these works are often huge, covering both walls and floors, made after researching the various ways in which the land is changing. I love when artists invite interaction with their viewers too, and you’ll find plenty of photos of those interactions on her page too.
Using metals, concrete and real plants, this work shows a traditional geometric abstraction in a contemporary manner that really caught my eye. I had attempted to work with plants in my work a long time ago, and never got it to work properly so I am always impressed when someone does it so well.
Figures made from bamboo or other decomposable natural materials, many of them seem to be in action, but I like how this one felt still, the bamboo acting almost as a transition of time somehow, what lead this figure to this point.
Back to a more oceanic underwater feel, these ceramic sculptures are gorgeous and yet somehow give the impression of something not being quite right. I love that duality, as quite often the ocean can appear beautiful and clean, but appearances can be deceiving.