Link: Home – Portia Munson.
My art installations are a contemplation of and comment on our
manufactured perceptions of nature. We as a culture are defined by the
objects we mass-produce, consume, and throw away. I collect these
objects and assemble them into congested installations, in essence
using as my resource the refuse of consumer culture that usually ends
up in landfills and yard sales, what you might call “the backside of
the mall.” -Portia Munson
Title Quote: Rilke
Link: Represent FuturePresent.
“Every year in the UK we use more than 8,000 tonnes of wrapping paper for our Christmas presents, equivalent to 50,000 trees. And sticky tape, being non-biodegradable, prevents us from reusing those mountains of wrapping paper.
Now we’re challenging the design community to develop fresh and eco-friendly solutions to the problem, by designing sustainable and totally tape-free ways to wrap a Christmas gift.
The twenty best ideas will feature here on our website and also in our ‘advent’ window at Represent, with a different display daily throughout December.”
The spirit moves,
Stirs as a blossom stirs,
Still wet from its bud-sheath,
Turning in the light with its tendrils;
Plays as a minnow plays,
Tethered to a limp weed, swinging,
Tail around, nosing in and out of the current,
Its shadows loose, a watery finger;
Moves, like the snail,
Taking and embracing its surroundings,
Never wishing itself away,
Unafraid of what it is,
A music in a hood,
A small thing,
Singing. -Theodore Roethke