93 glass containers, 4 cardboard cylinders, 34 plastic containers, 56 tin cans, and 283 aluminum cans all hand painted white
These recyclable materials were consumed and collected during the state of emergency for COVID-19 from March until June 2020 by the artist and her husband while they were sheltering in place. The accumulation of used containers marks a passing of time during the months of the lock down. Painting the recyclable materials gave her something to focus on and alleviated some of the fear and uselessness experienced during the quarantine.
This installation was displayed by the Frederick Arts Council in their pop-up gallery gallery from Aug 29th, 2020 through January 2nd, 2021. I reconfigured the installation monthly. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask so we can all come together soon safely.