‘BAGosphere’ Text: Sustainability art exhibition's catalogue www.sustainabilityart.nl/catalogue
‘ Tamar Shilo collected paper shopping bags from four world capitals (Chicago, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Paris). They are made of recycled paper and have replaced the former plastic bags. Tamar Shilo sewed them together and painted them with bistre ink, earthy chalk and watercolour in natural colours. The bags confront us with our consumption lust that threatens the earth and the oceans. At the same time, the artist shows that it is possible to make something beautiful from sustainable material. Artists can also protect the environment.
The painting shows the depths of the sea and thus nature as it was, without plastic soup and other pollution, as an observation point. The conducting man has slipped into it. The road to sustainability is a long one.'
‘Sea bags’ series / ‘Women’ series / ‘Swan’ series /‘Forest’ series / ‘Hold on to nature’ / ‘Magical nature’ series are painted on shopping bags that are made of recycled paper. Painting on shopping begs is intended to increase awareness to our consumption habits that harm the environment and nature. The shopping bags confront us with our consumer desires that threaten earth. The artwork asks the viewer to think about the natural world and ensure its preservation for future generations.