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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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