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Offshore Sculpture

Andie Grande


Sculpture, Plastic on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 35.4 W x 35.4 H x 1.2 D in

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In this work I wanted to convey the movement of the waves showing plastics washed ashore creating colourful alien forms. Plastics fascinate me: they have a volume which is disproportionate to the lightness of their weight. Unlike organic materials whose colour fades once back in nature, plastics retain their brilliant colour for a long time. The abundance of synthetic materials - the stuff of our present day culture - is changing our visual world. We can feel this parallel ecology intruding our natural habitat and begs the question to its integration. As I’m currently dealing with environmental issues, my concern is in creating new visual effects by allowing a confrontation between an organic material and a synthetic fibre.

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Sculpture:Plastic on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:35.4 W x 35.4 H x 1.2 D in

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I’m a visual artist and lecturer on Environmental Art. In my work I’m currently exploring the aesthetics of organic fibre and refuse synthetic fibre. Conducting workshops and lectures on Art and Environment to environmental science students I was naturally led to consider 'junk' materials as something to celebrate and to showcase these for their inherent virtues beyond mere usefulness. I hope to share with the viewer the beauty of bonding with materials we tend to disregard and foster an organic aesthetic. I’m fascinated by the juxtaposition of junk synthetic produce bags with sisal wrapping string. By this I’m marvelled at how a parallel ecology comes to the foreground. Recycling junk for the mere sake of recycling is not enough. I strongly feel that praising matter for its own sake is more fulfilling, and art is the best way of looking at discarded materials as a resource for creation. In considering environmental issues it's important to me to reconnect to our surroundings: the material world is the springboard of evolution, where I can enact the attempt to “love matter as myself”. As I shape matter, I myself am being shaped. The style is abstract and yet tactile. I like the materiality of humble materials.

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