I was first interested in bags as a raw material – what could I do artistically with them while keeping them out of a landfill. I then got involved in pushing legislation and discovered so much about politics, perception and the power of the arts. And the journey keeps evolving.
The past month I’ve been in residency at Governor’s Island, a 172 acre island in New York harbor, with Works on Water and Underwater New York, two organizations who focus on water as a point of departure to further examine ecological change and the city respectively. Continuing my work with plastic bags, my objective was to create a glacier-like structure out of bags and begin to develop ideas for the performance piece the glacier will be featured in, We Are Drowning. What I landed on surprised me, opening new pathways.