Kat Martin

Open Studios Hours December 2 & 3 1 PM-5 PM

I work with plastic bags. The duration thier usage is short-lived in comparison to their resilient quality in our environment. This puts the bags themselves in an existential crisis: infinite potential without a positive direction. My works aim to boost the morale of plastic bags as objects, giving the bags utility and appreciability beyond the initial intent of their creation.
The garbage can is a space of transformation; of destruction, and rebirth. It is a transformative space. The act of throwing something away is a monumental moment for that object. It aims to destroy the trajectory of that object. It removes the ability for that object to have any intention, or be intended upon. It is a rejection of its entire form. However, the more interesting moment is when you pull something out of the trash. The trajectory of the object is reactivated, the object itself is resurrected. It becomes open to reuse, rebirth. It is the realization of hope!

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1907 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA, USA
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