Pack Dogs (compressed) for San Jose State University. Post-consumer plastics, LEDs, PVC, fasteners, portland cement. Dimensions of real husky dogs, installation variable dimensions. 2014. shown here at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.
       
     
 Pack Dogs, in progress in Minet's studio, 2014  Pack Dogs is a site-specific installation made for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.  Part of the Unsustainable Creatures series, the Pack Dogs are five huskies pulling a sled. Imbedded into the sled are containers full of plastic water bottles. All the sculptures are made from post-consumer plastics, and illuminated with LEDS. The colored lights in the dogs reference the hues of the Aurora Borealis. Since huskies are domesticated animals, they can function as surrogates for human experience, and represent our own domestication into our chores, and into our dependency on petrochemicals and electricity. As part of an exhibit that focuses on marine debris, they point to our shared responsibility for the planet. The Pack Dogs installation traveled from Anchorage to Atlanta in 2014, to Los Angeles in 2015, and to San Jose in 2016, each time changing its configuration to fit the exhibition spaces.
       
     
 Molly   
       
     
 Pack Dogs, (George), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     
 Sunny, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art
       
     
 Pack Dogs, (Jenny) in progress. Photo credit: Martin Cox
       
     
 Pack Dogs, (Stan), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     
 Stan (detail)
       
     
 Pack Dogs installation, shown here at the Anchorage Museum, Feb-June 2014. Post consumer plastic and LEDs, Dogs are life-size husky dimensions, overall installation is 30 feet in length.   
       
     
   Pack Dogs  , installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Curated by Julie Decker, (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA) 
       
     
 Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     
 Pack Dogs, (The Sled), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     
 Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     
 Molly (in progress)
       
     
 Pack Dogs (compressed) for San Jose State University. Post-consumer plastics, LEDs, PVC, fasteners, portland cement. Dimensions of real husky dogs, installation variable dimensions. 2014. shown here at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.
       
     

Pack Dogs (compressed) for San Jose State University. Post-consumer plastics, LEDs, PVC, fasteners, portland cement. Dimensions of real husky dogs, installation variable dimensions. 2014. shown here at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.

 Pack Dogs, in progress in Minet's studio, 2014  Pack Dogs is a site-specific installation made for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.  Part of the Unsustainable Creatures series, the Pack Dogs are five huskies pulling a sled. Imbedded into the sled are containers full of plastic water bottles. All the sculptures are made from post-consumer plastics, and illuminated with LEDS. The colored lights in the dogs reference the hues of the Aurora Borealis. Since huskies are domesticated animals, they can function as surrogates for human experience, and represent our own domestication into our chores, and into our dependency on petrochemicals and electricity. As part of an exhibit that focuses on marine debris, they point to our shared responsibility for the planet. The Pack Dogs installation traveled from Anchorage to Atlanta in 2014, to Los Angeles in 2015, and to San Jose in 2016, each time changing its configuration to fit the exhibition spaces.
       
     

Pack Dogs, in progress in Minet's studio, 2014

Pack Dogs is a site-specific installation made for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.  Part of the Unsustainable Creatures series, the Pack Dogs are five huskies pulling a sled. Imbedded into the sled are containers full of plastic water bottles. All the sculptures are made from post-consumer plastics, and illuminated with LEDS. The colored lights in the dogs reference the hues of the Aurora Borealis. Since huskies are domesticated animals, they can function as surrogates for human experience, and represent our own domestication into our chores, and into our dependency on petrochemicals and electricity. As part of an exhibit that focuses on marine debris, they point to our shared responsibility for the planet. The Pack Dogs installation traveled from Anchorage to Atlanta in 2014, to Los Angeles in 2015, and to San Jose in 2016, each time changing its configuration to fit the exhibition spaces.

 Molly   
       
     

Molly

 

 Pack Dogs, (George), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     

Pack Dogs, (George), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)

 Sunny, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art
       
     

Sunny, at the USC Fisher Museum of Art

 Pack Dogs, (Jenny) in progress. Photo credit: Martin Cox
       
     

Pack Dogs, (Jenny) in progress. Photo credit: Martin Cox

 Pack Dogs, (Stan), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     

Pack Dogs, (Stan), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)

 Stan (detail)
       
     

Stan (detail)

 Pack Dogs installation, shown here at the Anchorage Museum, Feb-June 2014. Post consumer plastic and LEDs, Dogs are life-size husky dimensions, overall installation is 30 feet in length.   
       
     

Pack Dogs installation, shown here at the Anchorage Museum, Feb-June 2014. Post consumer plastic and LEDs, Dogs are life-size husky dimensions, overall installation is 30 feet in length.

 

   Pack Dogs  , installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Curated by Julie Decker, (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA) 
       
     

Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Curated by Julie Decker, (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA) 

 Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     

Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)

 Pack Dogs, (The Sled), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     

Pack Dogs, (The Sled), installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)

 Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)
       
     

Pack Dogs, installation at the Anchorage Museum, AK. Part of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. (travels to Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA)

 Molly (in progress)
       
     

Molly (in progress)