Step through the entrance and immediately your attention is seized by a bright and colorful tree at the center of the room. You lean in close to discover that the tree is made of Target bags and other recycled plastic.
Swirl to your right to see a sculpture of a fish, created from empty Marlboro cigarette cartons and aluminum Mountain Dew cans.
In the opposite corner, you see a sculpture of a fox also composed of recycled material.
Hanging on every wall are pictures of wildlife and charcoal drawings of seeds. These images meander across the wall, creating an intriguing mosaic that seizes your imagination.
Some people might call these pieces of art eccentric. Rather, they are the artworks that make up the “Ecocentric: Art, Ecology and Engagement” exhibit.
“Ecocentric” is on display in the Gordon Parks Gallery until July 13. This exhibition features the works of Minnesota artists Mary Johnson, Rachel Breen and Miranda Brandon. You can find the gallery on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center on the St. Paul campus.Read The Full Article