Consumed
19 January 2015

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During the year that I worked on Consumed environmental awareness hit a new high in social and political dialogs. For me this awareness took two major forms. First, that the current rate of consumption of resources is unsustainable, posing a global environmental threat, and second that this same consumption pattern has weakened the world economy. Central to my understanding of this project is that looking at what we own and consume reveals something about our identity and culture, and that this examination underlines the importance of making thoughtful choices in what we do with these objects.

The project manifested in a set of still images and an interactive website located at http://phoenixrecyclingproject.org/.

This project was commissioned by the City of Phoenix through the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program.

Essay:

Nancy Levinson, “The Art of Solid Waste,” Places Journal, April 2010. https://placesjournal.org/article/the-art-of-solid-waste/

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