Saturday, June 20, 2009

"A Plastic Garden" - Lindsey Glover - 105 S. Cayuga

Using ‘junk’ material, such as Styrofoam, plastic bags, and cardboard, I reinvent these materials and install them within the vacant storefront, transforming it into a lush, vibrant green un-living ecosystem. Using the ledge just below the two windows as a base, I will construct a scene that appears from a distance to be a living-breathing biosphere. Lit with small, battery operated LED lights the scene would be illuminated at night, much like looking into a fish tank or peering into an artificial environment at the zoo. The foliage would come alive though color, form and light, despite its construction from dead material. I plan to take scraps and discarded material I find in the streets, in the woods, and fields, transforming them into objects of desire and giving them a life beyond dismissal.

Lindsey Glover's website.

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