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Artist Ariana Vaeth
Wearing the garment in the warm comfort of my bedroom, I was quickly overheated and my own sweat made the material cling to me skin. I painted what was left of my intentions.
Prior to creating Plastic Wrap, I put myself through a series of creative tasks after watching the film Winter’s Bone. Stimulated by the unflinching protagonist’s inherited burden, I wanted to atone for a hardship I have never lived. I felt the need to make an object of preservation, able to protect what was left of the character’s innocence. I was inspired to sew a protective poncho of grocery bags, making the most with the materials I had in respect to the character’s lack of resources. When I had finished, my reflection told an alternative story: a tired girl in crumpled plastic.
Starting with a limited color palette, I focused on the closeup nuances of my bedroom. The floral pattern of my mattress, tangles Damask bed spread, and the mackerel stripes on my tabby cat are identifying fingerprints. In an attire of cool organic rhythm, I sit with feet planted. I am rooted to my environment and can only know life with what experiences it has granted.
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