We know by now the basic requirements for what I consider to be fabulous artwork:
1) It is beautiful.
2) It has some sort of message about the relationship between humans and nature.
Alina Bachmann has taken that one step further and added into the mix my most favorite blog topic: the evils of Palm Oil.
Person of the Forest is a brilliant installation about the conflicts between orangutans and the palm oil industry. Alina had all her friends, family and fellow college students collect all their wrappers from food containing palm oil. She then used these wrappers to create a strikingly beautiful, yet deadly 'forest' for the orangutans. This new forest is where orangutans will be forced to live as they continue to lose more and more of their habitat to the palm oil industry.
What a brilliant exhibit - my only problem with the whole thing is that I didn't think of it myself! :)
Sunday, March 1, 2009 2-4pm
Mooney Center Lounge
Mooney Center Gallery
Helen & Peter Mooney Art & Educational Technology Center
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
(914) 654 - 5423
Mon-Thurs 9:30am-9pm Fri-Sun 9:30am-5pm