Recology + Paintings on Drywall

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In 2009, Jane spent four months as an artist in residence at Recology and collected discarded construction scrap to create this body of work.

Looking beyond its utilitarian definition, a wall’s function has deep sociological relevance. From prehistoric caves to fanciful wallpapers of the twentieth century, we use walls to express ourselves. We introduce color into a white room, hang art or wallpaper, and make a space our own. However, the overwhelming speed at which walls go up results in harmful consequence to our environment. With this work, Jane explores the dissonance between sociological necessity of walls and their destructive environmental consequences.