Care Packaging

dc.contributor.advisor Taylor, Brad E. Leonard, Forrest Claude
dc.contributor.department Art 2022-07-05T19:58:09Z 2022-07-05T19:58:09Z 2022 M.F.A.
dc.subject Art criticism
dc.subject Art education
dc.subject Art history
dc.subject Casting
dc.subject Ceramics
dc.subject EPS
dc.subject Expanded Polystyrene
dc.subject Recycling
dc.subject Styrofoam
dc.title Care Packaging
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract Care Packaging presents a ceramic artist’s perspective on waste streams as a resource, rather than a source of pollution. Forrest Leonard focuses on Styrofoam, which despite being recyclable occupies 30% of landfills worldwide. In Hawai‘i, Styrofoam packaging waste increased alongside online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign that the climate crisis continues in spite of lockdowns. Rather than dwell on these negative associations, Leonard reuses the Styrofoam packaging as readymade molds for casting ceramic forms. Utilizing recycled clay and found colorants, he recasts the products the Styrofoam once carried, and adapts them as functional and sculptural ceramics.
dcterms.extent 35 pages
dcterms.language en
dcterms.publisher University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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