Hannah Dreiss & Nemo
Teaching Artist/Instructor; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage
Hannah Dreiss & Nemo are eco-artists, who create textile-like interactive mosaic assemblages from common materials – wood, nails, and discarded aluminum cans. Utilizing low-tech tools such as hole-punchers and hammers, the couple transforms common beverage cans into reflective, multi-colored, flickering tapestries that seem to move of their own accord.
Hannah & Nemo’s use of aluminum cans correlates 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.