Impermanent Sculptures (of Indestructible Objects)

By Bärbel Praun

Pollution and waste have always been an obsession of mine, connected with frustration and anger. The series Impermanent Sculptures (of Indestructible Objects) is a response regarding this environmental concern. To react to the garbage I find during my walks I created a frame of rules for me to follow:

1. Collect garbage and found objects.2. React as immediately and spontaneously as possible on site.3. Create a sculpture within a limited time frame.4. Take a photograph, showing a short moment of balance and fragility.

The title refers both to the ephemeral aspect of the sculptures and to the time the garbage takes to decompose.