Olga Mercedes Bautista has been experimenting with a new approach to environmental art for the past years. She creates sculptures that use all natural materials collected after the intense devastation of hurricane Sandy. Bautista’s Re-constructing Sandy series emphasizes the power of nature and its destructive force by attempting to create a rhythmic sequence of voluminous form.
Her Environmental Art addresses the daily stress of individuals when facing a global crisis that is affecting us all. Through her sculptures, she wants to contribute to a greater climate change awareness as it may affect us all in the near future and reach a point of no return.
She believes that an object taken out of the natural environment in which it was born can adapt. It can expand to become a force within its surroundings by appropriating a new identity while maintaining its own individuality. Its original plasticity will become a new artistic expression.
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