Friday, March 25, 2011

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Junk-Mail Collage

I admire the work of Aurora Robson because it has a great combination of aesthetic beauty, but also represents a body of work that brings forth environmental awareness. The piece above for instance, is a collage created out of junk mail - what a great use for something that annoys so many of us (especially those of us who receive a mountain of it on a daily basis!). Below is a brief bio about Aurora Robson from her website:
Aurora is Canadian, but grew up in Hawaii and has lived and worked in New York for 20 years. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn with her husband, cinematographer Marshall Coles and daughter Ona.

In addition to her work as an artist, she is Director/Co-founder of Lumenhouse, a photo studio, artist in residence program, exhibition space and community/cultural event space located in Brooklyn.

She is also the founding Director of Project Vortex, an international organization of artists, architects and designers working with plastic debris - working with Project Kaisei to reduce the amount of plastic debris littering our oceans and shorelines.
 For those of you responding to this work, please include an example of all three types of work (sculptures, collage, and paintings).
Happy Friday!

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