Mary Ellen Croteau - January 2012

Endless Columns

I am working with trash - stuff that can’t be or isn’t recycled, mostly because it is not financially profitable.  “Endless Columns” are made of plastic jar lids and bottle caps.  The colors are beautiful, but the trash is ugly.  I hope to make people aware of just how much garbage we are throwing onto the earth, especially plastics.  Worse, they are made from petroleum, exactly what we are fighting wars for.  People are dying so we can have disposable bottles and bags.   

Meanwhile,  I hope to take things that would otherwise go into a garbage dump and make beautiful environments from them.

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