Governor’s Island Art Fair

Samuel Greene, manifestation of paper caves (Governor’s Island), 2018

This cave is made out of pages from used books and addresses a sustainable art practice because she works with large-scale installations that inspired from nature. I was mesmerised by the shape, forms, and intricate details of the rolled cones of paper, and as well as the set up of the piece that resembles a cave. When I stepped into the paper cave, I felt like I was in a fantasy. This installation is made up of different books that have various ages because the colour of the pages in the paper cave varies.

Andrew James Sapala, Aubrey, 2018

When I first stepped into the house and saw this sculpture, I was a bit shocked and creeped out. I had chills through out my body for some reason. Looking at this sculpture made me feel uneasy. This is a sculpture that is made out of wood, hair, scraps, cords, hardware, tools, and photographs. With those materials, Sapala arranged a art piece that I believe was to represent a girl name Aubrey. He used materials that were not new, but what he found.

Sirens, Etty Yaniv, 2018

Sirens is an indoor installation which is inspired by a Haruki Murakami short story that portrays a Tsunami, memory, and trauma. This sculpture is made up of recycled plastic and paper. The artist challenges the ideas of what real and the imagined, and the organic and artificial. My first impression I had of this piece was that is was for sure a sustainable art piece because it conveyed a message for me personally that it was overwhelming and how the tsunami is violent and distorted. When I first saw this piece, I recognised it as a tsunami because of the intricate details that appear to be waves.


Hayoung Lee, Strata Series

These group of objects were displayed outside on one of the houses along the art fair, and at first I thought they were just a group of chairs from afar. Once I stepped in closer, I could see that these objects were created by  grouping objects into a 3D shape. This sculpture is an accumulation of everyday materials that were part of a person’s past. Each object contain layers of various materials that were collected from a surrounding environment. Clothes, studio disposal, and kitchen materials were used to create usable furniture. This is a sustainable art because the artist does not use new objects, but everyday and used objects to incorporate in her sculptures.

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