I see the installation as having a great aesthetic presence yet at the same time it is a deeply disturbing display of an incredible amount of plastic waste. I think this fluctuating ‘pull and push’ presentation is indicative of how we can approach consumption. To take in, or produce or use various materials is in of itself not a bad thing but the choice to over-consume, over-produce or over-use can have devastating effects. I wanted to invite the viewer into a sensory experience that would be visually inspiring and at the same time evocative of a tension that should exist in the choices of how we use plastics. Ultimately, I wanted to raise the consciousness of perception and action in how we consume in general. - Olga Lah
OLGA LAH is an installation artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She received a B.A in studio art and a B.A. in art history from University of California, Riverside in 2002. She also holds an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary (2006). Lah is an accomplished artist who has earned numerous awards such as First Place in the Art of Now International Competition and finalist for the Kalos Art Prize. She was also selected as a finalist at the 7th International Arte Laguna Prize, held at the Venice Arsenale earlier this year.