Young Koala Edition_2020
/90 + 10 AP
Painted Recycled plastics, ceramics and textiles on printed recycled wood
Special edition, signed and numbered (composed of 10 artist proofs and 90 copies), manufactured based on a technique developed by Bordalo II to reproduce mechanically and in 3D format, an edition that conveys the plasticity of his work. The piece is made from a disassembled original artwork, copied and reproduced in MDF, vinyl, ceramic, fabric, machine cut plastic from end-of-life recycling containers, and painted. The assembly of each copy was done manually and, therefore, no copy of the Edition is identical to the rest. AP - The artist’s proofs were made from the first ceramic tests, and from the first cut materials, which had unique interventions by the artist due the undergoing fine tuning of the process.
As fires reaped through Australia along the years due to Climate Change, devastating numbers of animal deaths were registered. Either by being burned alive or due to the destruction of their natural habitat, which they rely on for food and shelter.
Amongst these animals, the Koalas - one of the most empathic creatures on our Planet.
Keeping in mind that the koalas are not the only species who needs help, we found Koala Hospital of PortMacquarie focused on Wildlife Rehabilitation and research and decided that 40% of the profits will be donated to them, to help save the koalas and rehabilitate their homes.