© Sarah Schneiderman - (860) 324-3239 -
Trash is everywhere. In the past 50 years, the worldwide use of plastic increased by 20 fold. Pound for pound, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. Meanwhile, the president of the United States has turned his back on the environment. In my art-making practice, I take a two-pronged approach to this mess. The fish reflect the beauty and degradation of the oceans. The portraits investigate our view of politics and politicians. When closely inspected, the viewer cannot see the image; it only appears when we step away. When close to something, we often have a different impression than when we stand back. These portraits are the transformation of trash into something beautiful or horrific--the latter emphasizing the idea that this administration is trashing the planet.
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