Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Niemeyer Living Center West -> Niemeyer Living Center West
-> 3rd Floor (HON West)
Location Notes:
HON West; 3rd fl., Lf. of Rm. 347W-m

Sidewalk Installation with 5 Trash Images Hanging

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.018.1
Artist:
Mary J. Rea
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
2006
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17 in Width: 26 in Depth: 2.5 in
Description:
Large photo of a sidewalk covering a wooden frame. Five hooks at the top of the frame with pieces of trash hanging from them. The pieces of trash have superimposed images of flowers on the front.
Historical Context:
"Do we really hold the landscape in such high regard? Many of us are willing to invest large amounts of money into owning portraits of nature, but then casually throw trash out of our car windows. So then do our actions toward natural beauty accurately reflect our true feelings? And why is trash so commonly accepted as a part of our beautiful landscape? I have yet to discover the answers to my questions, but let my trashy perspectives guide our actions and eyes back to the natural beauty." -Mary J. Rea