January 23, 2020

How can I foster and invite my audience to this magical world of second chances, where waste material is the starting point?

Juli Bolaños-Durman

Found and Blown Glass transformed through heritage hand-cutting technique.‘Wild Flowers’ Collection. By Juli Bolaños-Durman in Collaboration x Jorum Studio, 201920 x 9 x 9 cm to 35 x 21 x 10 cm

Bolaños-Durman is known for facilitating the transformation of waste material and reimagining perspectives with hope. Her practice is driven by a genuine concern for the amount of rubbish we produce as consumers. So as a maker that works with a material that can be fixed through various heritage cold-working processes, it is a brilliant opportunity for the work to become a symbol of renewal. In the end, these objets d’art personify a story of potential with a bit of sass and humor; consequently, become beacons for social change. Furthermore, the work has the potential to transcend into a much broader scope; a political stance on the current ecological crisis we are facing as a civilisation.

Juli’s diverse perspective can be easily linked to the core of her artistic statement: ‘I create raw pieces that are put together intuitively through the joyfulness of play, explore different ideas to challenge the boundaries of art and its meaning while inviting the viewer to become part of the journey’.