This little exhibition takes references from green issues and sustainability topics.
20 artists share work that is environmentally-led or examines green issues and forms of recycling. The art work shown is influenced by issues that relate to man and his relationship with the planet.
The exhibition was launched on the 9th of September 2015.
Thank you to all this that entered work.
'You've got the world on a plate' is one of those expressions I remember my Mum using when we were children. Another was 'You don't know you're born'. For her generation, growing up with rationing, and with 18 year old friends who died in the War, it must have seemed that we had things pretty easy.
However, my 'World on a Plate', based on a view from the Hubble telescope, is more a reminder
of how beautiful and precious our planet is, and how we shouldn't take it for granted.
glass bottles, metal, steel cable.
Ten recycled bottles fused into a wall hanging piece.
Cornish Orchards apple juice bottles collected from the Eden Project Waste Neutral Site, re-formed in Cornwall and sold at the Eden Project Shop, Cornwall.
62cm x 26cm
The gemstone trade exploits poor people and pillages the planet. Greed is the hallmark at every stage in putting fancy jewellery to wealthy ears, necks and wrists. I visited Madagascar and saw, at first hand, the degrading start to the process.
'Let them be' applies to the scratches in the earth and the miner (or minor) being used in this trade. And this piece of glass secretes flashes of emerald and sapphire in it's earthy and unkempt depths.
Joseph Cavalieri is interested in agriculture on other planets. He interview Italian scientist Stefano Mancuso to see what type of plant would be first harvested on the moon. “When the time will come that we will move on (the) Moon, then we will build big special greenhouse able to maintain temperature and oxygen at level compatible with the life; at that moment, in principle, (it) will be possible to cultivate any plant, or at least the more efficient in producing biomass as maize.” says Mancuso.
In “Earth Cross” Joseph decides to show mature trees, representing a time past the introduction of maize, when plantings and construction are more developed, all seen through a religious porthole viewing mother earth. The rhythms of plants are in tune with tides, rainfall and the cycles of the heavens, even when they are living in that heaven.
W 30cm. X H44cm. Slumped olive oil bottles and stained and traced Float glass.
I always use recycled float glass for leaded panels and fused pieces.
What if a natural disaster were to churn up and disperse the great garbage whirlpool in the Pacific? The dumping has GOT to stop.
beach glass and found objects (collected from 29 beaches) mosaic assemblage
This piece is made from a combination of recycled glass and paints.Iam ethically interested in finding as many ways to upcycle scrap glass as possible.The spheres are made with a rare earth metal throughout the body of the glass and they glow at night.
Name of Artist: Camelia Neagu-Cogalniceanu
Title of Piece: Lost
Description of Piece: Slumped glass, wire
Date Made: 2015
Photography Credit: Camelia Neagu-Cogalniceanu
“Lost” is only, in appearance , a failure
Recycled glass from winebottles.
Cut & assembled with silvered wire.
Decorated with cultivated pearls.
Green bottles hanging on a wall - memories of childhood songs.
Drinks with friends before they set off to a place half way round the world - the bottles
now hang on my kitchen wall.
These pendants were created from excess Bullseye glass from previous works. Various shapes were cut from already fired glass, cold-worked and fire polished a micro-wave kiln and then cold worked.
Inspired by the York Carriage Work men leaving in droves on their bikes along Holgate Road after a shift.
The steel structure reminds us of the memorial erected to remember those that fell during the wars.
The glass reflects the rugged Yorkshire landscape with its valleys and hillsides.
4 recycled bottles, drill carved and part polished with stone burrs and emery.
Cut, drilled, sandblasted, polished, bonded 6 mm clear float class, blue glass ball from fishing net - sculpture made in 2006 for the local ecology movement.
chandelier for argentine house, tulips recycled beer bottles, arms left over gas pipes,
electrical apliances new, green cord new
Many images used in green campaigns portray conditions so relentless that people can feel disempowered. I wanted to capture the living force that can fight back against our worst excesses and convey hope. This piece shows coke cans that have fallen to the sea bottom and have been colonised by sea creatures.
“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
Transforming reflected light into transmitted light I am aiming to expose the inner soul of things.
Life is fragile but at the same time persistent: whenever the land suffers a disaster, at some time life
will pop up again from the barren surface in multiple forms, some known, some unknown. Without human presence, life on the Earth will still go on – undisturbed by us. Nature will take over.