My current work is inspired by historical ceramic, glass and metal vessels and constructed from found plastic bottles. I collect discarded juice, soda and water bottles, cut them into pieces and use the parts to create new vessels. The original material is transformed from plastic trash into pieces that address issues of mass production, waste, the environment, the value of objects, history and culture.
Shari Mendelson lives and works in Brooklyn. She has been the recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts grants and a Pollock-Krasner foundation award. She has had solo shows at Pierogi and Black and Herron Space and has been included in group shows at Mckenzie Fine Art, Jancar Gallery, LA and The Brooklyn Museum.
For more information, visit www.sharimendelson.com