U.S.A. (Used Sponges Assemblage), 2010
35 x 21 x 1 ½”
U.S.A. (Used Sponges Assemblage)--Installation view
This is the most recent manifestation from the PACK-CAT Recycling Co. Projects recently on view at Jim Kempner Fine Arts (during Evidence 11/10-1/11) and Pure Light Gallery in Turner Falls, MA (Art From Detritus 5/10-7/10). I collect many of the by-products of processes of my everyday life, and reuse them by incorporating them into sculptures or works of art. My goal is make work that is friendly to the environment by finding creative uses and new lives for castaway material. Often my works also comments on consumerism and wasteful throw-away culture. I regularly use a number of unconventional materials in my sculptures, such as used teabags, dryer lint, eggshells, used tape, and old sponges. The “Used Sponges Assemblage” in the shape of the United States of America takes on new meaning with the occurrence of current environmental disasters like massive oil spills and flooding.
Update: Now in a Private Collection.