Sena Clara Creston

The Willow of the Waste

The Willow of the Waste is a responsive, enterable tree-cage built to harnesses the contemplative feeling people get while immersed in a dependable rhythmic environment while alluding to the human tendency to control and ultimately destroy nature with technology. When the viewer approaches, the willow opens its branches inviting the viewer inside, responding with pulses aod light and movement. Animating my sculptures makes them seem alive, so how they are made should make sense within the imaginary world from which they come. I use poignant repurposed materials and obsolete technology to seduce my viewer into a familiar fantasy while illuminating social choices. Upon inspection, The willow is built from discarded plastic water bottles and shopping bags, alluding to the human tendency to transform, and ultimately destroy nature with progress. Our actions have profound affect on the world around us, but often go unnoticed for better and for worse. The Plastic Garden is a transformative environment that through action and reaction, material and allusion and fantasy and reality, ask the viewer to question their actions in the past, present and future.

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