Saturday, August 23, 2008

Trash Becomes Art

Back 10 plus years ago, I used recycled paper towels that had years of paint on them, and incorporated them in some large stitched pieces. Pictured above is a detail from one of them. Remembering the paper towels, a friend sent me the following information, which I find interesting.

From New York Magazine on August 18, 2008: "Artifact: Remains of the Night - Transsexual party promoter and downtown fixture Sophia Lamar has saved eighteen years’ worth of tissues used to remove her makeup. Her favorites, below, have been mounted as a collage and installed at the gallery Asia Song Society......"