Part of my daily routine is reading various
art books and periodicals. With most of my earlier projects dealing with the environment, it came natural to recycle
these same materials in this series.
"Recyclables" re-uses both the magazine and its art content as source, inspiration and material.
Based on images of plants from the cactus family, I cut into magazines page by page exposing works by other artists.
Often artists re-interpret works by accomplished artists, perhaps as an homage. The process I adopted made no distinction
between works by artists the magazine sees worthy of reviewing or discussing, and those coming from advertising.
The cactus family was chosen for its diversity and abstract silhouette. This renders the cactus
origin of the work indiscernible; instead what remains is a combination of shapes, lines and colors that interact
with each other and what's left of the magazine, eager to tell its own story.
Lastly, "Recyclables" also alludes to and comments on the notion of art as commodity.