Mandy Palasik 

Polar Despair Bear, 2013
Sculpture, plastic on wire

24” x 10” x 18”


Lotta Art: Juried Art Auction
Silo Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD


 



Polar Despair Bear epitomizes the devastating environmental impact of consumerism, exacerbated by the globalization of industry. The abstract bust of a polar bear, the poster child of global warming, is composed of layered plastic shopping bags melted onto a wire frame. The sculpture replicates a piece of taxidermy, a trophy boastfully displayed as an egotistical symbol of wealth, power, and privilege.