2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Beth Plakidas

Tampa FL USA
http://www.bethplakidas.com
My work imitates environmental processes of accumulation and destruction, perpetuated and accelerated by my aesthetic choice to build, display, sand, paint, burn, tear, or destroy. I walk or ride around town collecting objects that others have abandoned. The give and take between chance and reacting creates a working harmony, which is visible through the materiality of the work. These acts are a way for me to deal with the distress initiated by the disposable attitude of our modern society. As I recycle materials, I also recycle memories, working through old wounds and watching them heal. Working through this process and sharing its results is just as engaging as presenting its aesthetic outcome.
© Beth Plakidas | Relic 3 5584
2014 Mixed Media | Relic 3
Found Objects on Paper, 10" x 6.5", 2014
USD $250
© Beth Plakidas | VAMICHA 5585
2014 Mixed Media | Vamicha
Collected Objects, Ink, House Paint, Acrylic and Collected Paper on Paper, 14" X 15", 2014
USD $500
© Beth Plakidas | Crest 5586
2014 Mixed Media | Crest
Acrylic, House Paint, Water Soluble Crayon, Dog Hair and Other Collected Objects on Paper, 48" x 48", 2014
USD $1,500