Plastic Beach is inspired by the beach culture in Florida that surrounded me where I grew up. I have an aesthetic for the neon colors and plastic materials that are, ironically, harming the ocean. In response, many of the pieces were created using found materials like rice hats and deflated plastic floats. Together they are an exploration of alternative materials, and reflect fragments of my memories. The emotion is surreal.
About The Creator
Emily Silvis is an artist living and making in Portland, Oregon. She is a recent graduate from Oregon College of Art and Craft, specializing in Fibers. Her work often uses visual metaphors and puns to reference the body. In her previous work she has often used wearable sculpture to interact with the body, and primarily focused on the female experience and female sexuality.