Tanya Mahon – “It’s making people look at garbage in a different way; making people look at the ugly to see the beautiful.”

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Tanya Mahon recently completed an art exhibition entitled ‘i plastic’.  The exhibition was composed of pieces constructed from used plastic bags.  Tanya discusses the process of making her art, the message behind the art, being an artist in Taiwan, and her experiences with the art community in Taiwan.

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How do you come up with the final product?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/TanyaMahon0141.mp3|titles=TanyaMahon0141]

What are the challenges of working with plastic bags?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/TanyaMahon0142.mp3|titles=TanyaMahon0142]

Will you continue to work with plastic?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/TanyaMahon0143.mp3|titles=TanyaMahon0143]

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