W.A.V.E.S. (World Art Vision for Environmental Sustainability) is an ongoing series of projects focused on the commissioning, creation and curating of public art pieces that highlight and support artwork based on environmental sustainability.
Taking place in Los Angeles; a city with close ties to the ocean, mountains and deserts; W.A.V.E.S projects utilize the juxtaposition of the urban landscape to ignite thought, encourage community involvement and provide outlets for inspired action through partnerships with organizations striving to make a difference.
The W.A.V.E.S projects are being shepherded by Do Art, a non-profit organization that develops multi-disciplinary artistic projects and programs with--and for--the public to bring creative insight and inspiration to contemporary culture; Shark Allies, a non-profit conservation group striving for awareness and action toward addressing ocean oriented issues and RVCC, the creative marketing force behind the projects.
The adaptability of an organism to changes in its environment or differences between its various habitats, existing in or caused by unnatural additives; the changing of our natural environment due to the impact of disposable plastic. Looking back at the impact of the choice of disposable plastic. This installation brings the impact of consumer and corporate behavior regarding disposables into clear site. Beckoning the viewer to evaluate their own behavior with plastic consumption. To change what is manufactured and marketed we must first change the consumer. To positively effect consumer behavior we’ve decided to “Ruin Views” by installing larger then life 20ft plastic bottle and 30ft plastic disposable cup replica into natural environments in the Los Angeles area.
These pieces will be installed into the following locations in and around the Los Angeles area. Originating in downtown Los Angeles and in following the path of discarded plastic eventually making their way to the ocean.
MARCH 25th & 26th 2016
Pershing Square Park - 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Made possible by DO ART Foundation, RVCC, Shark Allies supported by LA Parks and Rec.