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RoCA Virtual Studio Tour with Aurora Robson
August 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10
Aurora Robson will give a virtual studio tour via Zoom on August 11th, at 3 pm. Aurora is a sculptural artist whose work was exhibited in 2018 for The Tipping Point at RoCA. She explores ecological issues and the relationship between nature and humanity. Her lively and intricate sculptures are constructed from plastic debris. Robson is an eco-activist and founder of Project Vortex, an international organization of artists, architects and designers working together to reduce the amount of plastic debris littering our oceans and shorelines. Robson’s work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, WIRED, Art & Antiques, the cover of Green Building + Design and other publications. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Art Work Grant.
Robson’s artistic practice is about shifting trajectories as she transforms waste into aesthetic objects of beauty. She uses her art to inspire others to rethink and reinvent plastic waste in ways that promote creative stewardship of our global waterways. Robson’s large welded plastic sculptures raise awareness of our enormous plastic waste problem and the detrimental effects on our planet. Delicate carved and sculpted plastic sculptures resembling sea creatures help us recognize the monumental effects of plastic waste on distant ecosystems and provides strategies towards intercepting the waste stream and upcycling discarded plastics into new objects.
To register for this event go to: www.rocklandartcenter.org. To ensure you can join on time, please use the zoom link to register at least six hours before start time. Important Zoom Information: Registration for all virtual events will close 5 hours before the program begins. Zoom invitations will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the program. If you don’t receive an email with an invitation code, please check your spam folder or send an email to: email@example.com.