Plastic is everywhere. The man-made substance litters roads, fills oceans and has entered the tissue of all living things. Humans transformed nature to make our lives more convenient, only to leave a massive mess for the next generation. What are the steps to solve this crisis?
Like the scavenger animals she sculpts, Calder Kamin collects a variety of colored plastic bags from friends and family. She then strips and twists the bags until they fold into a texture like fur or grass, and meticulously apply each piece. The Plastic Planet series diverted thousands of plastic bags from the environment.
With the help of the Awesome Foundation, Kamin will debut an animated call to action via a 1-minute stop-motion video about the plastic crisis that will air on KLRU and online.
Funded by Austin, TX (October 2016)