I forage for treasures in old trash and put them back into service. These are the domestic discards of former lives—mining-era dinner plates, work boots, barrel straps—that time and weather have transformed. My intention is to re-animate the decaying objects and release them into a new narrative.
In Aspen’s abandoned dumping grounds, I unearth stories: the secret lives of possessions after they have been declared trash.
I am captivated by the things we acquire and throw away, our appetite for accumulation. What do we keep amassing—and tossing—more stuff? Does it make us feel powerful? Safe?
What lasts? What can we not live without? What remains when we are gone?