Gabriella Mark- "Delight"
Plastic bottle caps, plastic bottles, nail polish, assorted fabric
34 X 57 x 1 inches
This piece is dedicated to Kirstie Hibbard, a very important person and mentor to me who tragically lost her life earlier this year. I named this piece after the joy and energy Kirstie brought to those around her each and every day and as a reminder to appreciate the beauty all around us.
The tree represents the organization we were both passionate about. This organization teaches individuals in rural areas how to sustainably farm, creating a food source for generations, while helping to reverse the damages of deforestation and using the earth’s gifts in a responsible way.
I wanted to bring together the resources that the earth provides, with the ones man supplies in a creative and unique way. I used bottle caps to make the leaves because they are often not recyclable and it was important to me to repurpose them in a colorful and vibrant way.
The belt is decorated with beads that I handmade out pieces of water bottles. I also used fabric remnants to make the tree and the base of the piece. This piece is meant to symbolize the beauty that this planet offers, while exemplifying the ways we can use all its resources, even the trash, to make something unique.
Please note: Due to differences in monitor settings, colors may appear slightly different on screen than in-person.
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