Beyond the Basket
Wire, plastic bags, broken records, string, fabric, found objects: 9″ x 16″ x 9″ and 8″ x 17″ x 12″
Lent by the artist
For over a decade, Bryant Holsenbeck has been engaged in the examination of consumerist “throw-away” culture. He says, “Americans continue to create more garbage, per capita, than any other culture, yet we are blind to our waste. I believe this is a function of our wealth, and the vastness of our country. We have the room to hide our waste, and the money to make more. I collect many things, among them, bottle caps, credit cards, plastic bags, straws and lids, beach plastic, and chop sticks. I use these everyday items to make work that transforms the objects and surprises us. I am an environmentalist, receiving great joy from the natural world. This makes me aware of how we take what we have for granted. We are used to using ‘stuff’ once and then throwing it away. We may throw it away, but my work makes me aware of its continual impact.”
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