Inventory Number: MES006
Size: 26h x 13w x 13d in
Medium: Repurposed plastic, hot glue, acrylic polymer, resin, paint, mica, glass frit
Year Made: 2017
With equal parts reverence and play, Mendelson reinterprets ancient Greek, Roman, and Islamic glass and ceramics using discarded plastic water, soda, and juice bottles. The convex and concave shapes found in our plastic trash offers a wealth of material from which to build. At first glance, Mendelson’s work may look like glass or ceramic, yet upon closer look, a logo, recycling stamp or expiration date reveals the actual material. Using recycled plastic to make works that reference objects of the past offers Mendelson a space to playfully explore the transformation of form and material while reflecting on issues of history, culture and value.