by Aileen Chen, Council District 8
All Upcycled Materials: Wood frame from Austin Creative Reuse, Product Packaging, Objects for Recycle or Disposal, 2020
Courtesy of the Artist
Inspired by the style of American sculptor Louise Nevelson, this piece sought to change the viewer’s perception of “waste.” Using product packaging and other objects slated for recycling or disposal, I sought order in their composition and surfaced their basic shapes by making them monochrome. From disorder to a unified whole. From “waste” into a piece worth its own spotlight.