Kim Abeles

FRUGALWORLD

Los Angeles, California USA
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frugalworld addresses practical, innovative and poetic responses to the human dilemma of desire for excess vs. the need for practicality. Kitchen-table and family-remedy advice are innovative solutions necessitated by small incomes. Art created within limitation expresses a desire to create a life acknowledging environmental and global responsibility.

 

Frugality is ever more important in a time of crisis, political, social, cultural or economic uncertainty. An investigation of frugality challenges preconceptions about individual economics. In our effort toward "green living", isn't the low-income bus rider making a more effective contribution than the owner of a new hybrid? Resources and consumption are global issues though people respond most often when limitations resonate with a personal effect. This artwork and ideas in frugalworld seek to address the details of being frugal, the broader implications, with a balance of practicality and metaphor.