About Alecia Vera
So, here’s the thing about me…
I have always dabbled in various mediums for as long as I can remember. I have collected, inspected, and tested all my materials alongside other practices throughout the years. I stay inspired by constantly exploring wherever my interest goes and that has led me to here… the now… my current focus: a smorgasbord of projects that I am constantly revolving around. These include: murals, installations, sculptures, home decor items that center around functionality, and of course my first love - tchotchkes.
I base a lot of my work around stuff that bridges the gap between need and want. I want a lot of things, I only need a few things. So, the work I was creating began to shift into hyper functional pieces that could exist and thrive in several ways. Items that could go from the wall to the fridge to the christmas tree OR items that could hold plants, butts, or magazines.
As a constant creator, I feel drawn to discarded materials and other items that most people view as rubbish. I feel a need to challenge myself to create functional items out of things that normally aren’t eco-conscious. For instance, I use plastic bags to stuff certain pillow sculptures, leftover scraps to create bags and garments, old paint from a palette to create Fine Art paintings. These are all wonderful practices that are achievable amongst the general public. As a consumer, I understand the thrill that comes from participating in this current society but that is also why I am trying to reroute my consumerism to things that have already been made. Things that cannot be recycled. Things that deserve another life and one worth living several ways.
I hope you follow along and get inspired.
If you need to contact me, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone inspired by trash :)