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Stained glass windows made out of single-use plastic.
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We are Kelly Jimenez and Alejandro Franco, together we decided to embark on this journey of making a project to create awareness on the careless use of single-use plastic. In our individual practice we always use found materials that are usually resting out of purpose, but we don't normally use plastic because we had always seen it as a material that evokes the aspects that are wrong about us humans. We moved to St Louis with just a few of our possessions, so we didn't have any studio equipment or art supplies any longer. We started to notice that packaging material of all sorts was abundant and that it was going in the garbage in the prime of its life, so we decided to give this new significance to something so transient and problematic.

Please visit our website to find out about our previous projects.
Please visit our website to find out about our previous projects.

 Our project is an art exhibition of stained glass windows made out of single-use plastic. We will create representations of nature overtaking architectural structures, We are using this material as a filter for one to see the future as  we imagine it by the time this plastic decomposes, a place where humans were extinct and nature overcomes our disregardful existence.


This is the first stained glass we made. It took us about to months two complete it. A learning process.
This is the first stained glass we made. It took us about to months two complete it. A learning process.


 The show is composed of 10 pieces of 100 x 50 inches, highly crafted stained glass-like illustrations that placed together will create the atmosphere of a temple. In the center of the big room, we will have a large sculpture, an 8 feet black and white rainbow that emerges from two conglomerations of garbage. This installation will be made with the same style of stained glass made out of plastic in a three-dimensional format, each piece will have an implanted light. The project is planned to be presented at the Jewel Box, a greenhouse from 1936 located in Forest Park(St Louis) is what best resembles a temple dedicated to nature, the perfect location for our exhibition.

This is a prototype for how the pieces that composed the large sculpture will look like.
This is a prototype for how the pieces that composed the large sculpture will look like.

 We  need to make this work, so we tried to be as generous as possible with the rewards. There is a great amount of labor put onto each one of these artifacts that we are creating, We hope to be captivating enough to raise the money we need to finance our project.  

A Screen printed bag so we can reduce the use of single use plastic in the process.
A Screen printed bag so we can reduce the use of single use plastic in the process.

30% of all proceeds from the exhibition will go to www.movimientoambientalistacolombiano.org a non-for profit with a great program in the preservation and protection of the environment in Colombia.


Handmade postcards for our contributors
Handmade postcards for our contributors
We are offering three different designs  on the 14x17 Screen print-stained glass pieces.
We are offering three different designs on the 14x17 Screen print-stained glass pieces.
Here is a photograph in the  park of one of the Stained Glass made out of plastic piece that we are offering to our $1000 and up donor.
Here is a photograph in the park of one of the Stained Glass made out of plastic piece that we are offering to our $1000 and up donor.
                                                       Piano Room - Empire Waste - Dead End                                                                                           Digital designs for the 25x30 inches stained glass in plastic for our contributors.
Piano Room - Empire Waste - Dead End Digital designs for the 25x30 inches stained glass in plastic for our contributors.

Thank you for taking your time to look through the entire project, all the best to you!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that we are facing is the funding for the production costs in general. This project is labor based and requires a big amount of time and commitment from use. We are risking with the same intensity that we are invested it in it. We are dependable of your support, because as soon as we take this campaign live, we are gonna start working on the project, hoping that what we have done until now can make it all work out until culmination.

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    Screen printed tote bag

    Tote bag so we can reduce the use of single plastic together.

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    Handmade Thank you postcard

    A handmade 5x8 inches postcard made out of single use plastic with a thank you message for your help.

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    Screen print and stained glass-14x17 in

    Handmade screen printed and stained glass made out of plastic on bristol paper. We are offering three different designs.

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    Set of Rewards

    We are really grateful and we will send you all of the following rewards.

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    25x32 inches Stained glass.

    One of our elaborate stained glass made out of plastic. Three designs to choose from, series of 10 of each design.

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