The Front Row, Thursday, 09/18/2008
September 17, 2008 7:09:00 pm
The exhibition, entitled The Great Indoors, combines over fifteen-thousand plastic water bottles that have been fused together, creating membrane-like translucent tunnels, swirling suspended sculptures, and hanging atoms lit by solar-powered LED lights that illuminate the gallery space at night. The pieces are colored with tints of fuchsia, orange and red, all alluding to the colors of the body’s interior. For the past three months, the artist has worked with more than twenty assistants to paint and assemble the work’s components and has managed to finish building this plastic wonderland despite the recent hurricane. Dedicated to creating beauty out of unwanted objects, such as these discarded plastic water bottles, Aurora Robson has made this installation into a living organism that gives each person a look into his own internal wilderness. KUHF’s Meghan Hendley got a sneak peek at the piece when she spoke with the artist during the installation process at the Rice Gallery.
At the end of the Nineteenth Century,