This exhibit is a collection of works that were created over a
two-month period from materials found in the North Stonington Transfer
Station. Over the many years of visiting this site, on one particular
occasion I encountered the most curious item which served as a source
of inspiration for this exhibit. Inspiration for artistic expression
is everywhere to be found; and we can share ideas, thoughts, emotions,
fears and hopes through the language of art. Art can often go beyond
language, as it has the potential to offer inspiration for which
words are sometimes inadequate. Art also offers us a means of connecting
with the natural world, of which we are all a part.
This exhibit seeks to call attention to the growing degradation
of our planet through the widespread consumption of goods and materials,
most of which become trash after use and disposed of in landfills
and recycling centers such as found in North Stonington. Despite
numerous efforts to recycle the abundance of discarded items and
waste, the land and oceans of our planet are becoming increasingly
polluted with negative consequences to all forms of life on Earth.
It is my hope that this exhibit will create an opportunity to reflect
on our individual contributions to this problem � to reflect on
the impact we each make upon our environment.
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