PET project

/ plastic water bottles /

NEW Check out the new photography project. I am making archival digital prints of photographs of the PETs.

NEW There is also a new set of images of the aquarium I built on display at Spring

I love the idea of using liquid containers to make water animals. Contained/containing, trash/not-trash, like the jelly-fish or anemone: Living/non-living

And I wanted some pets...

Photograph from http://metm.orgPhotograph from

plastic water bottles, 2005
installation view at sawaguzo at Redux

close up floating creature

plastic jelly fish from San Pellegrino recycled water bottle

San Pellegrino water bottle, 2005

close up jelly fish

plastic jelly fish from water bottles

Volvic water bottle, 2005

close up sea floor

Photograph from

Poland Spring heel, 2005

plastic anemone from recycled water bottle

San Pellegrino water bottle, shadow of two Poland Spring creatures

Photograph from Photograph from

making of...

artist at work artist at work

I use a combination of heat guns, soldering irons and different cutting utensils to make these PETs. I wanted to work with glass but this is more fun. I have as much material as I want just by fishing in the garbage.

what is PET?

recycling symbol PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is in fact very natural, it is made from oil, which comes from really old plants. PET is highly recyclable can be transformed again and again to un-imagined uses.



FIAF Crossing the Line 2010

/Farm City Fair/

Sept. 12, 2010 (11am-5pm)

The Invisible Dog Art Center

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Bergen St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream as part of this year's Crossing the Line Festival


Free Store

/NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Feb. 19th and March 20th

99 Nassau St.

Miwa is presenting a new flavor 'Wall St.' of NY Flavors Ice Cream at the opening and closing of the Free Store


/Unnatural Acts and other illicit thoughts about nature/

Jan. 2-15, 2009

Broadway Gallery

Small quick show in a venerable downtown institution

Peekskill Project08

/PET Project and NY Flavors Ice Cream /

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23rd 2008

Peekskill, NY

Miwa is installing some PETs on the piers and will be serving a new flavor of NY Flavors Ice Cream for 2 days at the opening

Working Space 08

/Curated by Tatiana Arocha/

Aug 2 - Sept 20, 2008

Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

Artists employing a wide variety of media, from AAI's Rotating Studio Program, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. Curated by Tatiana Arocha


/Summer Invitational/

Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2008

George Adams Gallery

A New York Flavors Ice Cream performance at the opening of a show called "Cool" at the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea. Miwa will be serving a new New York Flavored Ice Cream "34th St Herald Square" (kimuchi !).


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