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NATURAL PLASTICITY

The adaptability of an organism to changes in its environment or differences between its various habitats, existing in or caused by unnatural additives; the changing of our natural environment due to the impact of disposable plastic. Looking back at the impact of the choice of disposable plastic. 

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OCT. 2018. Santa Monica, CA

See NATURAL PLASTICITY @ COAST an open street festival that explores art, sustainability, and mobility with more than two miles of city streets closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike and roll! Experience the community's public spaces in a new, re-imagined way with live music, art installations and engaging activities for all.

This installation brings the impact of consumer and corporate behavior regarding single-use-plastics into clear site. Beckoning the viewer to evaluate their own behavior with plastic consumption. In order to change what is manufactured and marketed we must first change the individual. To positively effect consumer behavior we’ve decided to alter the local landscape by installing 20ft to 30ft replicas of a plastic bottles, plastic disposable cups and straws into interior and exterior environments.  These larger then life objects, when placed in landscapes unaccustomed to art grab hold of the viewer and ask them to look inward at their own habits.

By working with inflatables the project has the ability to change locations throughout a city or geographical area over the course of several days.  Mirroring the same way plastics interact with our natural environment.   

NATURAL PLASTICITY has been most recently been installed in New York City and around the Los Angeles area. Mimicking the path of discarded plastic that eventually makes it's way to the ocean. 

Recycling doesn’t work, it isn’t enough. We’re aiming to change corporations and options for consumers by changing the consumer. If the consumer demands alternatives and demands to be able to use their own refillable container the entities that produce these consumables, if they desire to continue to sell their product will be forced to evolve. We’re asking for disposables to be re-examined, for reusable s to be accepted and encouraged in the market place and for corporations to support environmental friendly packaging legislation and innovations and help change the plastic landscape and ultimately the health of the planet and all of its inhabitants.

We were incredibly honored to be selected as finalists for the 11th Arte Laguna Prize for Land Art in Venezia, Italy spring 2017.   Matthew and I traveled to Italy to be part of the exhibition and presentation of the awards.   We were honored to be selected and have an opportunity to meet Igor Zanti amongst other mega notable art curators and artists.    2017 “Natural Plasticity” Arte Laguna, Arsenale Venice, Italy   

 

PREVIOUS INSTALL SITES

Govonors Island, New York, Venice Beach, CA,  Griffith Park, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Pershing Square, CA -  made possible by DO ART Foundation, RVCC, Shark Allies supported by LA Parks and Rec.

These sculpture installs are moving public art installations.  The goal of the installation is to create an opportunity for conversions and consciousness, a moment for a photo and educate as to ways to redirect consumer behavior. Each install is documented by artist Jana Cruder.  The images from previous install locations are available for sale as edition ed prints with a portion of the proceed going to further NP missions.