The manufacturing of plastic water bottles requires excessive waste water during production and pollutes the environment and waterways when discarded, yet we continue to use them daily, often ignoring our free water supplies. We remain in denial about the legacy we are creating. I use white Portland cement because it resembles bleached bones and fossils, alluding to history and archaeology. Cast in concrete from manipulated and reconstructed soda, juice and water bottles, Anenemy is a monument to our increasingly polluted waters. This is the Atlantis, the legacy we are leaving behind, the archaeological consequences of our society if left unchecked.

  • Donna Conklin King
  • 2019
  • Artist's Studio
  • Sculpture
  • Concrete
  • N/A
  • 24” x 6’ x 5', Variable
  • Etienne Frossard