AURORA MOLINA-EXPERIMENTAL WEAVING-ARTIST SERIES
FIBER MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
SHELLY MCCOY AND ALINA RODRIGUEZ-ROJO
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GARMENT, CONCRETE, WIRE, MIXED MEDIA, AND NATURAL PLANTS.
Biosuits is an interactive series of four living sculptures that address environmental issues and the coexistence between people and nature. A blend of art and science, the sculptures echo life-size human torsos and are made from repurposed garments encased in chicken wire and cement. Live elements such as sphagnum moss, succulents, vines, and flowering plants are a vital part of the piece. Accompanied by a QR code linking to an educational web page, Biosuits invites us to appreciate nature and provokes us to question our role in destroying it. [insert QR code]
Shelly Mc Coy and Alina Rodriguez-Rojo are artists and art educators with a strong interest in activism through art education. McCoy (www.shellymccoy.com) grew up in a seaside town in Newfoundland, Canada, which influenced her deep love and respect for nature. Based in South Florida, she creates experimental works ranging from mixed media reliefs to three-dimensional objects in a wide variety of materials. A cathartic release, her art is a platform to express her concerns and opinions about social issues.
Co-founder of Fiber Artists-Miami Association, Alina Rodriguez-Rojo (www.alinarodriguezrojo.com) is a Cuban-born, Miami-based interdisciplinary fiber artist. Primarily working with a sewing machine, she creates objects from discarded clothing, human hair, plastics, and scraps of memorabilia, all embedded in translucent backgrounds to emphasize light and shadow. Her process involves a delicate balance between chance, experimentation, and alchemic thoughts of transformation. According to the artist, “Art has the power to perpetuate time and space and defy the transitory tastes of today’s culture.”