2013, at The Kent State University School of Art, Downtown Gallery
Sullivan's work for Kent State Universityʼs School of Art, Downtown Gallery is titled, Submerged. Sullivan is interested in disconnect of consumer culture, between purchasing and discarding objects. Having amassed a large collection of colored plastics, she set out to create this piece which is inspired by the large islands of plastics which gather in our oceans. The island is juxtaposed with a coral reef, to signify the ocean floor and its relationship between this unnatural land-form. The plastics are arranged by color in an attempt to over-aestheticize and therefore pacify this challenging truth.