Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marta Thoma

Marta Thoma has gone green! By coating scores of recycled bottles on the inside with an extra strong safety material to resist breakage, the artist has converted our society’s refuse into a perfect material for outdoor sculpture. The bottles are tinted in the process, to create subtle color variations. LED lighting on a solar system is optional and enhances the sculpture to glow at night as well as sparkle in the day. With her swooping, art nouveau inspired steel framework and her water and air related subject matter, Thoma is indeed creating “nouveau art” that is in tune with our present interest in sustainability, water, and environmental care.

Double wave, 2008

Green River, glass and metal

Star, glass and metal

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