The Polyester Projects, Anthony J. Meadows and Elizabeth West, is an emerging artist collective that seeks to question the influence of our ancient and pre-historic predecessors on our modern behaviors. We strive to develop connections between our past and present, and how this routinely gives us more insight into how we haven't changed rather than the opposite.

Human history shows us that we have always felt a satisfaction in completing rituals. Through our work we seek to expose how technology has simultaneously eroded and encouraged this behavior, and the correlation it has to ideas of property, our relationship to nature, history, and community. Through a collaboration of digital work and interactive sculpture we explore the role that technology has on our modern practices related to these ideas. It is vital to question the social and economic forces driving ideas of public, private and digital space and how this affects our relationships to our communities and each other.
Polyester Projects is developing a body of work, The Other Side, that explores our relationship to the digital world. Through multi-media sculpture and videos, we are creating a parallel to the experience of art in today’s world, examining how this has drastically influenced form, composition, and visual communication, and content.

The videos feature a screen recording of the sculpture titles being entered into a search engine, and the subsequent scrolling.

Polyester Projects' series of ceramic plates is a unification of the digital and physical, displaying looping slides of modern landscapes onto wall-mounted, ready-made dinner plates. Ceramics has served functional purpose and artistic expression in even some of the earliest civilizations. With these works we explore how this expression is impacted in a digital and mass-production world.
This work is sculpture and social practice, creating communication devices with plants. Plants and trees have the ability to greatly increase the signal in radios and use their own system of communication. The intent with this work is to consider if alternate technology such as this were available to us, what would we do with it? And who else is already out there?

The Future is SPELT Out, Soil, Wheat, Sound of grinding stone, 4.5' x 4.5' x 3.5', 2021.

Installed at Garver Feed Mill as part of the Winter is Alive exhibition in 2021, this piece strove to engage with the audience about modern farming practices and its impact on global warming.