A public art project for the City of Houston Solid Waste Department through the Houston Arts Alliance to wrap an active City Recycling Truck. Using the sun as our light source, we created cyanotype photographic prints (blueprints) of transparent recyclables from our recycle bin and from around our studio. Like a haunting x-ray, the resulting ghostly prints of these banal objects become a visual metaphor of their environmental effects and memory burned into our landscape. Degrading slowly into our landfills.
The mandala pattern, a “revelatory symbol of cosmic truths,” became a natural means to organize and create harmonic beauty out of trash.
The truck rolled out in time for 2014 Houston Art Car parade.
In addition to creating this truck, CORE managed the production of the a fleet of six from various Houston Artists.