Adjunct faculty member Alonso Sierralta was one of seven Twin Cities-area artists invited by the American Craft Council to participate in their Project Upcycle, a challenge to convert discarded materials into stunning craft. They partnered with The Firm, a workout facility in Minneapolis, which recently built and equipped a brand-new space, and donated a treasure trove of materials for the challenge.
Alonso Sierralta’s vision was to create a form that reflected the beauty of a woman’s hourglass figure. He took boards from the reception desk, plastic laminate that covered ductwork, and an old rubber mat to create a piece that evokes movement and the essence of the gym. Sierralta stresses the importance of recycled materials in his work.
These pieces were on display at St. Paul’s RiverCentre April 20 - 22, 2012 at the American Craft Council Show.
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