by Kelly Jimenez & Alejandro Franco
Bellow we will present you with some projects that we have carried out during the last two years since we started making glass art out of single-use plastic.
Our first attempt at creating these works we went for recreating scenes of nature overtaking human infrastructure. These scenarios were based in a hypothetical scenario, of a mass human extinction. We called that series Whitering Away.
These works were made for a solo exhibition. We thought about the idea of portraying our planet in its most physical aspect to contrasted with the state of decay of the space.
This monumental poster inspired in the work of John Audubon, was created to be display in the lobby of a hotel.
Our intention was best described by Vanessa Rudloff.
It is in resources that their work most strongly speaks to the viewer. Each piece is constructed from cardboard and single-use plastics to spotlight the anthropogenic effects on the earth and it’s wildlife. Like birds gathering what they find around them, Jimenez and Franco use what is most abundantly available in our modern world”.
By spending all this time and effort to recover an undervalued material through labor, we hope to make an allegory of the effort we need to make to preserve a healthy ecosystem, one where we can feel hopeful and proud, an essential desire so often taken for granted