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Growth on Tin Cans, Sculptures, 2019, Stephanie Kilgast
Growth on Tin Cans, Sculptures, 2019, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello!

I recently finished a new series of sculptures, this time on drinking cans that I picked up in London, while I was there to exhibit at the Other Art Fair.
The colors of each can inspired each growth that came on top of it.

Cans are extremely common nowadays, and while it’s easy to recycle them, they take a huge amount of energy (machines!) and ressources to be created. When you buy a drink in a can, you have to understand that the can is what is actually the most expensive in terms of making and ressources used than the actual drink.

I would suggest to go to bars that use a consignment system on the contenants of their drinks. This used to be the norm, but sadly isn’t anymore.
Or just become tap-water-girl like me… if tap water is drinkable where you live of course, I know, it isn’t always the case.

These sculptures are available and can be found in my shop.

xx
Stéphanie

LOSS

In collaboration with Miles Johnston, we created a limited edition set of sculptures depicting a woman crying over a lost being.
The original idea is a painting from Miles Johnston that has been cast by Moon Crane Press.
I simply added life and mushrooms on top of each, to remind us that no matter what, life keeps going.
Another way of seeing this work is to see humanity crying over the 6th mass extinction currently going on.
The limited edition has been sold out before completion, but here a few pictures of all the sculptures I did.

PRESS

This collaboration also got recently featured on This Is Colossal and My Modern Met.

Aim for Zero

Purple Fungus, 2019, Mixed Media Sculpture on Tin Can, Stephanie Kilgast
Purple Fungus, 2019, Mixed Media Sculpture on Tin Can, Stephanie Kilgast

A few weeks ago, I did an interview for the website “Aim for Zero”, which is about working towards a zero waste lifestyle.

It was an interesting interview for me, as these are questions that taunt me on a daily basis.
Trying to lessen one’s environmental impact is always on my mind and so I was happy to dive into the whys and hows.

Here some snippets of the interview:

“I see the ‘zero waste’ movement more as an effort to produce a lot less waste when making daily decisions.”
“It is not the action of buying that is pleasurable, but rather the long-term use of the object you bought.”
“The more we change, the better the chances of a fundamental change in society. “

Read the full article over here!

xx
Stéphanie

Instagram Feature

Official Instagram Feature, Stephanie Kilgast, Contemporary Sculptures and Art
Official Instagram Feature, Stephanie Kilgast, Contemporary Sculptures and Art

Hellooo!
It’s been a while I haven’t updated the blog.
I have been rather busy with deadlines, and hope to properly update on certain aspects later this month. Specifically murals!

But today, a feature on the official @instagram page!
I was lucky enough to be found and asked to be featured.
Someone came to my art studio to shoot an interview and behind the scenes frames for a whole day and this is the result.
They did a great job out of it, so I am very happy!

Video by @cavalrycreative and @arlocf

I am very excited about that feature!
Since I got so many interests, I also updated my webshop with the two new available sculptures I have.

On the not so bright side, I hurt my lower back somehow…
Yesterday it started hurting a bit during the day and in the evening the pain became very acute.
It’s a bit bothersome considering I still have work to do. A friend of mine gave me the number to a physiotherapist, I hope I can get an appointment before I leave on holidays next week.
It might be overwork and stress, I honestly don’t know.

Hope you’re having a lovely summer! 🙂

xx
Stéphanie

Plant Trees!

Trees, A Hub Of Life, Mixed Media on Paper, 2019, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello!

Today is starting a 2 weeks campaign to plant tress, permaculture style.
The idea is to donate just 1 euro each, as 1 euro equals 10 trees.
A very little donation but from a maximum of people!
You can donate here. It is hosted by @houseraccoon and they work with @treesforthefuture

To add to this, I am also auctioning an original painting I specifically did for the occasion!
“Trees, a Hub for Life” is put on Instagram for a 3 day auction until this Sunday, 8PM local time France.
If you don’t have instagram but still would like to bid on it, simply contact me, and I’ll do the bid in your name.

If you really can’t spare 1 euro for this, why not comment, like or share the post?
Thank you so much!
I believe that change comes from the people!
xx
Stéphanie

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3 day auction + tree planting campaign!!🌲🌳🌴🌍😄 @houseraccoon is hosting a campaign today to plant trees (permaculture style, I read through it, it's good stuff!) through the "forest garden solution". #onepinkyonetree I want things to change, and I believe change starts with us! 👊💪 ——— 🌍AUCTION!🌍 For the campaign I created this original watercolor and all benefits are going to that campaign. I will take care of worldwide shipping myself!… You're welcome 😎 R u l e s : ▶️bid on this post until Sunday 8:00PM (20h) (France local time UTC+2 / GMT+2) ▶️bidding starts with 40 euro (it is an original artwork after all!) ▶️if you don't have instagram, you can bid through e-mail sk(at)petitplat.fr and I'll bid in your name/initials ▶️If for some reason, the highest bidder changes his mind, the second highest bidder will win the auction. ▶️the plan is to ship the artwork out on Monday 1st. If the highest bidder is in London, I can also bring it with me to the Other Art Fair which I will be attending from the 4th to the 7th of July. Otherwise it'll ship after the 12th. Up to you! —— 🌍DONATE🌍 The goal is to spend as little as 1 euro per person, with which they can plant 10 trees. Not a lot for each of us, but together quite the forest. https://houseraccoon.com/donate/ . . . . . #climatechange #bethechange #artistofinstagram #artivism #protectwhatyoulove #climatecrisis #planttrees #artforgood #treeart #rainbowart #watercolor #botanicalart #biodiversity #insectart

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