Lillian: A Folk Opera by Ben Lear with installation set eco-light sculpture of underwater sea creatures designed by LFSS. Made at The Gulley, a beautiful, forested estate with a strong, artistic history, where the house once belonged to Robert Frost and then to artist, Kenneth Nolan, by Ben Lear & a group of friends with mixed-plastic bottles found at TAM waste-management facility in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
"... the sculptures you see in these photos. They’ll be part of the set for an upcoming Lillian performance. A couple months ago, I googled 'plastic bottle light sculptures' and the first result I found ... in Malaysia, Lisa Foo and Mah Su Sim, design and build sculptures far more beautiful than I’d imagined. I got in touch with them and they offered to design pieces for me."
"These pieces will be truly glorious; we will marry design and activism to create stand-alone works of art that happen to reflect a global, dire issue: plastic pollution!"
The installations will be featured at the Opera Festival in New York City this August 2011. These sculptures are made entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.
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