The manufacturing of plastic packaging requires excessive waste water during production and pollutes the environment and waterways when discarded, yet we continue to use them daily while remaining in denial about the legacy we are creating. Barnacles is cast in concrete from multiple containers combined to form a cascading pattern that resembles water flow or a waterfall, with each opening pointing in conflicting directions. The interiors of the holes are painted with iridescent paint to resemble the underside of shells, references to the ocean and plastic pollutants, our water supplies and rising ocean levels. The custom concrete mix used is light weight.

  • Donna Conklin King
  • 2019
  • Artist’s studio
  • Sculpture (Wall)
  • Concrete, iridescent pigment
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  • 20” x 14” x 8”
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