While I was working on an earlier installation, "The Garden," I noticed an increasing amount of green plastic trash in tidal debris and at the dumps where I was collecting for my installations. At that time I began collecting the green stuff which led to my first green piece, “Lawn,” a large-scale floor installation made up of thousands of recycled green plastic objects laid out in shades of greens resembling a suburban lawn. Green is a color that is marketed to represent clean/pure nature. I was interested in seeing what is mass-produced in green plastic and how this color is used as a marketing tool. Almost anything imaginable that has a relationship to nature, good or bad, can be found in green plastic: fly swatters, a turtle shaped sandbox/pool,

Army junk (real and toy), yard tools and furniture, weed killer, frog sprinklers, bug spray, plastic plants, etc. I call this floor installation “Lawn” because we have come to take lawns for granted as a natural phenomenon when they are instead entirely man-made and the country‚Äôs largest irrigated “crop,” requiring huge amounts of herbicides, pesticides and water. I continue to work with discarded green plastic, as in “Sarcophagus” (2009), a large glass tomb time capsule that speaks directly to the commodification of the green ethos.



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"Sarcophagus", PPOW Gallery
40" x 83" x 58", 2009

photo Andy Wainwright

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"Sarcophagus"
(detail), 2009

photo andy Wainwright

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"Sarcophagus," PPOW Gallery, Pulse Miami
40" x 83" x 58", 2009
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"Lawn"
Cornucopia: Documenting the Land of Plenty
Monserrat Collage of Art, Beverly, MA
size variable, 2008
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"Lawn" (detail from above),
Garbage Picker! The Contemporary Artist as Chiffonier(e)
Affirmation Arts, NYC
size variable, 2008
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"Lawn" PPOW Gallery
size variable, 2007
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"Lawn" (detail), PPOW Gallery
size variable, 2007
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"Lawn," Historical Materialism
size variable, 2003
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"Lawn," School House Center Gallery, Provincetown
size variable, 2000