The underpinning of most of the work I create is based on the idea that humans know not what they do, how what they create long outlasts them. More specifically the exploration of the machines/robots created and the relationships between them and their creators and their surrounding natural environment. The “Salva-Jelly,” is no exception, an evolved version of a natural jelly this creature now collects plastic bottles for its bioluminescence. “Salva-Jelly,” is a permanent public art sculptural installation constructed from a mix of recycled, reused, and new materials. The larger-than-life jellyfish and midwestern industrial-inspired creation will offer the impression that it is floating within the vacant green space. 25% of the steel has been reused from the drops of the “Together Feathers” sculpture I created for the Uptown Crossing pocket park on 56th and North in Milwaukee. The plastic bottles were collected from our studio mates and neighbors at the House of RAD (Resident Artist Doers).
Andre St. Louis
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