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Hannah and Nemo create interactive moving mosaics from aluminum cans which they collect from friends, relatives, strangers, and garbage cans. Days, and sometimes months, go into the collecting, planning, and fabrication of their artwork. With a variety of hole-punchers and a hammer and nails to mount the aluminum discs to plywood in a grid pattern that creates the glimmering textile effect of our pieces. Each loosely-mounted disc retains the original color, pattern or graphic from the actual can - they do not paint them.

Aluminum cans correlate with their compulsion to recycle and conserve in every aspect of their life, but has evolved into a representation of the conflict between consumerism and environmentalism, depicting what is essentially a time capsule of contemporary graphic design. By utilizing hundreds of tiny fragmented details from aluminum can graphics, the couple hopes to give their audience an appreciation for the fleeting beauty of the everyday mundane that might otherwise be lost to history.

Part-time residents of the Texas Hill Country and full-time van dwellers, the couple have been making art since 2004. Although not formally trained in art, Hannah & Nemo have been influenced by their study of architecture, incorporating elements of design theory such as color, pattern, space, texture, repetition, and movement to articulate their aesthetic concept through traditional construction techniques.

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