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Lucinda Linderman

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BC: Ultimate Tailgate Party Panties, 2009, Publix bag, 20" x 16" x 3" | Lucinda Linderman is an artist in residence at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami FL 33157 786.519.8449

FC: Lucinda Linderman | Reclaimed Materials Made Whole

1: Frustrated by my over-consumption and production of plastic and paper waste from food and product packaging, I upcycle my trash to create abstract sculptures that reference the body. By using waste as building blocks for sculpture, I offer one alternative to throwing trash into a landfill and hope to inspire others to think of waste as a raw material.

2: Mapping Consumption, 2011, reclaimed consumer packaging, old clothing, dimensions variable

3: These wound sculptures are created by shredding my old studio clothing, and then wrapping the shreds with my consumer packaging saved from groceries. This soft sculpture series is based on the digestive system.

4: Reflux, 2011, reclaimed clothing and consumer packaging, 64“ x 58“ x 18“

5: Whirl, 2011, reclaimed clothing and plastic, 55” x 36” x 30”

6: Knots I, II,III,2010, reclaimed plastic and clothing, 110” x 36” x 30”

7: Plastic shrink wrap is used to wrap pallets for shipment. when products arrive to their destination, the shrink wrap is cut open, wadded up, and tossed into the dumpster. I reclaim this type of plastic,from around Miami. I separate it, and then twist and pull it into thread, which can then be used for knitting or weaving sculptures. | Plastic shrink wrap found on Old Cutler Road

8: Letter to the Editor, 2011, reclaimed magazines, 30" x 23" x 8"

9: Oil Slick, 2011, reclaimed plastic bags and pallet strapping, 35" x 24" x 15"

10: Evolution, 2011, reclaimed plastic, 40" x 18" x 10"

11: The middle section of Evolution detaches and can be worn as a necklace

12: Caution, 2011, reclaimed caution tape, 18" x 12" x 8"

13: The caution tape for this wearable sculpture was collected at Government Center in Miami

14: Phantasmas, 2010, my reclaimed trash, 120" x 68" x 2"

15: This installation was created from my trash that was left over after composting and recycling.

16: Digest Yourself, 2009, reclaimed grocery bags, 1,440" x 48" x 48"

17: Being Digested...

19: Labyrinth, 2009, reclaimed dry cleaning bags, 300" x 300" x 168" This three phase labyrinth is made by heat fusing more than 700 dry cleaning bags collected from a dumpster in South Miami over the period of a year.

21: Threaded Impasse, 2012, reclaimed pallet shrink wrap, dimensions variable

23: Taking Flight, 2012, reclaimed dry cleaning and Target bags, dimensions variable

25: Living in beautiful South Florida, plastic that is not disposed of properly finds its way quickly to our ocean. An estimated 315 billion pounds are already floating in our oceans. If we do nothing, they will no longer be recognized as oceans, but as massive bodies of degrading plastic. A humorous parody of a dire situation, “Swimming through the Sea(fair)” is a performance that depicts a woman floating in a sea of plastic. I hope viewers recall this imagery to make small changes such as using cloth bags instead of plastic ones, or participating in a beach cleanup.

26: Excess Extravagance is a performance correlating the perceived extravagance and excess of the royal court of the 18th century with American consumerism today. In our effort to show individual wealth through purchasing things, our cathedrals and palaces have turned into superstores and high rises creating an enormous amount of waste sent to landfills. For this performance, I am reclaiming plastic to create a dress as extravagant as the dresses worn by Marie Antoinette to show what might be worn today if past and future were combined, and to bring to light the waste created by our striving to be extravagant.

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