Recycled Art Mandalas
Check out the recycled art mandalas by Brad Skubinna now on exhibit at Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle. Plastic junk can be so repulsive and yet so compelling; Skubinna’s careful arrangements remind me yet again how obsessive/compulsive artists that work with recycled materials can be (and we say this with love and understanding and a garage full of plastic flotsam and jetsam that is carefully sorted by shape and color and stored in large repurposed plastic pretzel jars).
Fabulous, wish I had thought of that. It is reminding me of something from my childhood but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
I had another thought. It would be great glued to a white background of some sort and hung on the wall.
part of the beauty of an installation like this is that it is temporary, like the sand paintings/mandalas of the Buddhist monks
David Stoesz at the Seattle Weekly also posted about this installation: read Re-Vamp
Oh yeah that’s right, sand paintings, well, I those should be glued to something and hung on the wall too.
Fabulous show – just visited this afternoon. Spent some time studying this incarnation of Gabe Loves Jazz which has seven spokes vs. the nine pictured. Francine said it took him 5 hours to create it. Very, very cool.
I have many of those same items in my stash of materials although would never have thought to arrange in this way. Reminds me of the spirograph drawings of my youth.
This is a must see show and lovely that it is ephemeral.