The Social Bubble is a public art installation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to show the resilience of artists and our community of Vaughan. The term "Social Bubble" was introduced to us as a new phrase to stay within a small social group. I decided to turn this phrase into a real life concept. The Social Bubble is filled with art from local artists and made from 100% recycled plastic. It can be visited at the Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library.
HOW MANY HOURS DID IT TAKE TO CREATE THE SOCIAL BUBBLE?
This includes the artists' time in creating their work, the composition of the Bubble itself, and the planning/meetings to make this art come to life!
This project includes 100% recycled plastic. September 18th 2021 is National Clean Up The World Day. Number 1 plastic is the easiest to recycle and picked up locally by the municipalities garbage and recycling services. The clear plastic is acceptable to be placed in the blue box, making it a perfect substance to create with as it can easily be recycled once the installation has to be dismantled. This use of “garbage” also promotes creativity within young minds as they can see how objects become art.
FURTHER READING ON SUSTAINABILITY:
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss,
So Imagine Me: Nature Riddles in Poetry by Lynn Davies,
Love Your World: How to Take Care of the Plants, the Animals, and the Planet by Dawn Sirett,
The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore) by Stan Berenstain,
From Trash to Treasure by Liza Alexander
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
This Is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook by Extinction Rebellion
Cast Away: Poems for Our Time by Naomi Shihab Nye
Talking On the Plastic Crisis by Hannah Testa
Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life by Jen Chillingsworth
Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything by Graham, Harman
Why Materials Matter; Responsible Design for a Better World by Seetal Solanki
Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts?: 100 Perspectives by Noam Lemelshtrich Latar
Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Ma’ikwe Ludwig
Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience and the fight for a sustainable Future by Mary Robinson