This installation is in response to the health of Florida’s natural springs. Florida springs are windows into the aquifer system, as well as a reflection of the water clarity that flows through it. Plastic Stream is made of plastic drinking straws that are connected with brass fasteners and questions the unlikely rarity of a springhead flowing through the middle of downtown. The artist emphasizes the harmony of tonal blue straws in contrast to the gradations of greens and yellows and questions citizens’ tone towards Florida’s most valuable resource.
Danielle DeGuglimo was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and received a BFA from UCF in 2010. Degulimo’s work is a reaction to the absurd balance between man-made infrastructure and the natural environment. Her current work uses everyday plastic drinking straws to build geodesic-like structures that seem to emerge from the natural environment.ddeguglimo.com