Signals Ahead - Plastic and Metal Found or Saved Objects, Toys, Photos,1987
This piece is about the environment and the signs we see around us of the impact humans are having on nature by actions such as war, pollution, and trash. Most of the parts of this piece are things that would have been thrown away. I was very interesting in the art of recycling when I was making artwork in the 1980s and 1990s. There are so many things that pass through one's hands that end up being useless and thrown away. For example, the circular orange bit in the piece above was the end of a white-out cartridge from an electric typewriter. The plastic background was the tray for a set of Christmas lights that was thrown away - the three extra bulbs for the set are still intact.