from Ávores no Brasil

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Artwork by Jaime Bennati

from SitPass- Goiânia

This body of work called SitPass looks at the landscape, bus routes and designs found throughout the central city of Goiânia, Brazil. The work was created with bus tickets that were discarded and then collected from Goiânia’s central bus system. On average about 200,000 were discarded per day. The project resulted in a collection of paper sculptures and collages with this discarded material along with videos and photographs along the bus routes and terminals. Collaborations has begun with young artists in the community and members interested in exploring this material beyond its intended use.

An anticipated trip back to the country will complete this exploration. The goal is to redistribute hundreds of hand-made collages containing the bus tickets to workers within the terminals, buses, and kiosks.

You can learn more about some of Bennati’s techniques, and how to try them yourself, here.

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Jaime Bennati is a paper artist and collector who examines the human relationship with material consumption. By collecting and gathering materials that are often overlooked, she prompts the viewer to question our relationship to things we keep and discard daily. She creates relief sculptures and installations that reference forms in nature. She graduated from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. She is currently an Artist in Residence with the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. She has exhibited in Baltimore, Maryland, Columbus, Ohio, Brooklyn, New York, Richmond, Virginia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She resides in Columbus and was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio. You can learn more about Bennati and her work online at JaimeBennati.com.

Featured Artist: Jaime Bennati
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