Both Wooster and Everyday Trash have posted about the Trash People, so I am just keeping up! I first read about these compelling sculptures a few years ago in Smithsonian magazine; I hope I can see them in person someday. What blows me away is the there are at least a thousand of them, lifesized.
MEANWHILE, I got together with some trashy people on Wednesday…well, we are all folks who use trash in our artwork. We had lunch at Marita Dingus‘ house, she served us chicken and we all brought food that started with the letter “C” (I brought cornbread and clover honey, there was also cold cokes, cookies, coleslaw and candy salad). I tried out my new camera (thanks, Jan) and took some pics of us visiting with the goats, geese and chickens that live in the yard right outside Marita’s studio window.
I fell in love with this guy that was hanging from the ceiling in Marita’s studio (right). Marita’s mom Maxine is quite crafty; she showed me the quilt she is working on, made from her 5 year old grandson’s outgrown tee shirts. It made me wish that I had saved my sons’ tee shirts, stains and all, and made a quilt…well, I still could, but instead of cute little Thomas the Tank engine images there would be pics of Bob Dylan and Green Day.