Art is my entrée to science.
The visionary corporation, Adipose Industries, was established in 2010. Our mission at that time was the theoretical repurposing of fat as a new source of energy and as a natural ingredient for personal use. The fat was harvested from the sewers of London, local homes and restaurants, as well as the offices of top Plastic Surgeons in the area. The innovations we conceived set the standard in fat repurposing and we grew quickly.
As C.E.O., artist and top scientist I was contacted a few months ago by the Florida Everglades Trust to look into the availability of resource materials in the Everglades. Although the task was daunting, a team of red divers was formed, along with a group of abandoned Everglade’s dogs (dogs pushed out of speeding cars from Miami), to explore the area. Maintaining the fragile ecology of the “River of Grass” was of upmost importance.
As exploration began in earnest, we received an urgent call from our office in Stuart, Florida. A blue-green toxic algae was invading the waterways and was directly threatening the health of humans and marine life. Our divers boarded buses and went to aid the Federal Government in its effort to clean up. What they found and the problems that ensued catapulted the work of Adipose Industries to a new arena. The relationship of one of our national treasures, the Everglades, to what was happening in Stuart quickly became apparent. A large body of work resulted from our findings.
I believe as we do at Adipose Industries, that artists have a responsibility to the community and our natural world and that art is not just about objects. I believe that we have the ability to inspire and empower people to want to become part of a solution.
“Laughter draws the audience in, beauty entices them to stay and science supports the intent.”
Enid Blechman, C.E.O., Adipose Industries