Description

Fascinated by maritime history, artist Duke Riley creates allegorical narratives about the over-development and environmental destruction of waterfront communities in the United States. Critiquing our reliance on single-use plastic, this series consists of plastic trash gathered from beaches that Riley has painted to resemble scrimshaw (engravings historically made on whale bones and teeth).


DESIGNER/

Duke Riley

DATE/

2020

MATERIALS/

Found plastic bottles, primer, paint, wax, ink

DIMENSIONS/

Bound For Glory: 2.375"w x 2"d x 11"h
Polyethyl: 3"w x 2.25"d x 7.25"h
Bottle with pattern: 2.75"w x 2.375"d x 4.75"h
Wiffle Ball: 3" diameter
2 Liter bottle: 4.5"w x 4.5"d x 11.5"h

STYLE/

Contemporary, Historic

HERITAGE/

USA

SHIPS FROM/

Brooklyn, New York

$21,000

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