Future Returns: A forest of cut plasma retrieves a tanker truckJuly 9, 2021
Sculptor Dan Rawlings imagines a world in the perhaps not too distant future, in which the machinery of the unsustainable energy industry becomes a relic of the past, slowly overtaken by nature in a state of decomposition. In his latest sculpture/installation entitled “Future Returns”, the artist uses his “brand image”, cut plasma, to record a considerable volume of foliage emerging from the steel shell of a recovered tanker truck. The work currently resides inside a 19th-century church in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. From a statement about the project:
Future Returns” invites us to examine our own role in marketing and the resulting changes to our natural environment. Rawlings believes the industry is easy to demonize, but we have to recognize that it has allowed life as we know it to flourish. It's our ability to design, create and produce that has put cities like Scunthorpe on the global map. He also believes that oil companies have a lot to answer for, from the state of our environment to distrust of science.
Future Returns will run until September 25, 2021 and free viewing times can be booked on the website Visual Arts Center.
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The original article Future Returns: A Plasma-Cut Forest Reclaims an Oil Tanker in a New Sculpture by Dan Rawlings was published @ Colossal
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