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Bart Vargas

Work: Bottleball Installation
Dimensions: dimensions variable
Plastic bottles, cardboard globe, glue,
and hardware

Year: 2010

My sculptures are about process, form, and materials, and the tensions between them. I collect everyday materials, primarily trash and recyclables—anything that I can gather in abundance and manipulate into fun shapes. I am most interested in spheres and circles, with their connection to toys, because I see my artistic practice as play. Each sculpture is a celebration, and that is all they need to be.


University of Minnesota
Faculty Sponsor: Andréa Stanislav