Lania D’Agostino, #motherearth#metoo, sculpture
#motherearth #metoo is a sculptural statement on our current environmental crisis along with the ongoing women’s #metoo movement.
There are so many political policies that allow companies to continue to take valuable resources from our earth of which cannot be replenished in our lifetime.
The woman in this sculpture represents Mother Nature and the Women that are the givers of life. In our present time we are bringing to light how women continue to be abused, cast aside, and drained of power at the hands of men. Our values as humans within our communities must change before there is nothing left for us to protect. We must care for our Mother Earth and our fellow human beings.
This sculpture is created with a combination of different life cast resin pieces combined with clay sculpt cast resin parts. The figure’s crouched position was chosen to have the figure closer to earth and replicate an ancient birthing position. The tree roots are wrapped in plastic bag remnants and woven in and through the globe as roots of the earth weave through the soil, here, the roots are literally bound by the plastic. The tree is sprayed and decorated with metallic paint and metallic wires which represents the altering of natural resources to be something it is not. Mother Nature’s wings are made of used broom ends that have been worn down by repeated use. Can Mother Nature continue to clean up after us?