Trash A-Go-Go

Trash A-Go-Go

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I’m an abstract artist whose imagery melds poetic impulse with networks of shape and form. My current work uses the detritus materials of the 'Amazon Generation,' giving three-dimensional life to the lines and shapes of the abstract drawing or painting. I use various kinds of honeycomb, fluted and flat corrugate. I am a rescuer of recyclables. For me its the perfect modern material for it’s raw elegance, accessibility and workability. Mundane objects are tools, shapeshifters for our creative use. The wall sculptures are meant to look quirky and most importantly imbued with the conflict of permanence and impermanence, made out of a material not used for sculpture. They reside in a liminal space between solidity and fragility, hovering between 2 and 3 dimensions. This reflects our collective cultural values by conveying the strangeness and vulnerability of contemporary life. The work lies between structure and debris, a signifier of cultural excess. The throw away quality of cardboard reflects an almost organic life span from development thru deterioration. Without a color pallet the simple abstract, irregular shapes in various textures are combined and morph into a language dependent on position, shape and surface. They are intended to be thoughtful, subtle and fun, using the familiar by-products of our throw-away society. There is an emotional charge when seen all together. ‘Quirkiness’ is the underlying intellectual order of the day. Seen all together my wall sculptures reflect an irrepressible joy and optimism in a time of isolation.

Trash A-Go-Go

Judith Ornstein
by Judith Ornstein
media: installation and sculpture
year: 1951
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tags: consumption & consumerism , recycling

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