The grouping of words above is the foundation for Suendrini's latest art on stage, PROTECT, created especially for Sandbanks Music Festival 2018. PROTECT is left open to interpretation, so that you, the reader, can connect with the piece in your own way.
Method and Details
Faces: This is Suendrini's first attempt at creating human faces in a stage-art installation. Graphic and modern elements are characterized in the elongated, bare-featured profiles that emphasize their two-dimensional flatness.
Some of the faces in PROTECT are that of dealmakers, speaking over endangered mammals with a tanker spill in the background. The toxic mix depicted is one of bitumen sand and diluent. Under the word “Progress,” where the quotes signify irony, Suendrini attempts to capture in colourful textile the prism rainbow-like effect oil has on water.
The faces to the right are that of protestors, defending the natural environment as chinook salmon swim by.
Southern Resident Killer Whales: On the right is an ethereal hot air balloon with the word Protect stitched in. Cradled below by repurposed marine ropes is a scene of grief and mourning. This section of the installation is Suendrini's reinterpretation of a recent, moving watercolour painting, SEE ME, by Washington State artist, Lori Christopher. The piece sent her imagination in search of her own idea of the loss and letting go felt by J35, nicknamed Tahlequah, who is the 20-year-old orca mother and member of the long-studied J Pod of Southern Resident Killer Whales. Suendrini hopes to present this art installation, which is based on true life events that are presently unfolding, again in the near future. Please visit her website for future updates.
Art On Stage 2017 - Sandbanks
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