Artist: Fleur Thesmar
Title: No plastic
Attribution: No Plastic, 2022, Fleur Thesmar
Materials: Paper, linen, shredded magazines, avocado and flower dyes, cotton thread, handwoven wool, pigments, soy milk
Image Statement: No Plastics: why such a strong statement, a bit backward, complicated and inefficient? Most people told me I should get desensitized to my allergies to pesticides. I became allergic to paint. This summer I understood I was the problem: wildlife too, is threatened by our abuse of plastic. In this piece, I explored tools available to me for making a soft sculpture. It's a kind of protest against the plastic esthetics, too. The work resonates with my other abstract works.