Trash A-Go-Go

Trash A-Go-Go

description

I am using the detritus materials of the 'Amazon Generation,' giving three-dimensional life to the lines and shapes of an abstract artwork. I am a rescuer of recyclables. I use various kinds of honeycomb, fluted and flat corrugate. For me its the perfect modern material for it’s raw elegance, accessibility and workability. Mundane objects are tools, shapeshifters for our creative use. My wall sculptures are 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. The work lies between structure and debris, a signifier of our 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. My work is quasi-pictoral. They are intended to be thoughtful, subtle and fun, using the familiar by-products of our throw-away society. I’m an abstract artist whose imagery melds poetic impulse with networks of shape and form using recycled material. Seen all together my wall sculptures reflect an irrepressible joy and optimism in a time of isolation.