From the Neon Monster Blog - posted by jeremy
May 4, 2010
Yeah, I know the title of this post sounds like an album by some prog band or maybe even something released on a cassette-only label, but what we’re talking about here is Julie B using eco-friendly materials to create a large-scale installation. What exactly is “regrind” you ask? Quoted on her blog:
Julie said, “When I took the initial challenge, it was hard to find anyone who’d managed to utilize regrind (discarded plastic ground into a usable molding substance) and eco-friendly material, in the way I knew it needed to be done to get the effect we wanted – where the creatures are opaque during the day and semi-transparent at night. In the end, while I’m keeping most of technique secret, everything had to be painstakingly hand applied.”
In case you were looking to link Julie B and T-Pain, Kevin Bacon-style, the connection isn’t voice modulation, but rather Save My Oceans, an awareness campaign (also featuring Shepard Fairey), asking people to pledge to:
- Choose reusable bottles and bags instead of plastic ones.
- Eat non-endangered seafood.
- Prevent ocean temperatures from rising by reducing carbon footprint.
Click through for a work-in-progress shot of Julie and a giant regrind turtle and a short video showing the illuminated creatures and some college kids. Lots more info about Julie and this project can be found on her Planet Illogica page.