Girls Inc. and The City of St. Pete Parks & Recreation Turn Single-use Plastic Into Art

 Forty participants from Girls Inc., Pinellas County, learned to turn every day plastic bags and bottles into art. The 9 week art camp conducted by local artist, Raquel Garabeli, coincided with STEM classes that focused on litter prevention and ocean health. Current Collections held a workshop in July for the Discovery Room Workers of The City of St. Pete Parks & Recreation. During the first two weeks of August, the participants engaged 1100 St. Pete youth to make art panels from plastics they have collected, recycled. Art works from both groups will be incorporated into the large scale sculpture, Current Collections, debuting at the  St. Petersburg Science Festival, October 18, 2014....
Current Collections Sculpture Behind the Scenes

Current Collections Sculpture Behind the Scenes

Current Collections will be the focal point of the 2014 & 2015 St. Petersburg, Florida Science Festival, attended by 25,000+ people and the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival. Every hour an estimated 1,100 lbs of trash moves into our waterways. Current Collections is an inquiry based, experiential public art sculpture reflecting  this movement using reclaimed and recycled coastal debris. The sculpture has a 40 foot diameter at the pathways and projects 30 feet into the air forming an interior funneling chamber. The creators of the Current Collections Sculpture are artists and scientists from the Atlanta Collective, Embodied Energy Studio. Members include Dena Light, Mike Wsol and Amandine Drouet. The St. Petersburg community participated with a large contribution by making hundreds of plastic panel interior components during summer workshops. Prepping the Components      Phase 1         Phase 2       Phase 3...

Terrariums by Embodied Energy Studio Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

 These life size sculptures are included in the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, China exhibit.  The sea life sculptures are made of wood and repurposed, everyday plastics including bags, drink bottles, milk jugs and food containers. Works were created by Embodied Energy Studio, an Atlanta Collective of artists and scientists. Members Dena Light, Mike Wsol and Amandine Drouet are the creators of the Current Collections Project which will debut at the 2014  St. Petersburg, Florida Science...