Exploring the intersection of art and ecology, Dan Peterman employs a wide variety of strategies for developing projects and installations that engage social and economic considerations. Peterman’s transformations of natural and synthesized materials throw into relief systems of manufacturing. Peterman has used the post-consumer life of recycled materials such as plastic, aluminum, and glass to examine complex issues within storage and exchange. Natural and chemical systems of recycling, such as composting, water purification, and sulfur dioxide cycles have also been explored by the artist to examine the liabilities inherent in the production and management of materials that are in states of continuous transformation and commodification.
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