These paintings evolved from the Trashquilt project. During the 2016 USA election, I started noticing the repetition of the words “Believe me” and “Trust me” as qualifiers. Usually, these words are followed by lies.
This series of large drawings was made surrounding the 2016 US election. The text, “Between the Darkness of the Sun and Moon, ” was written in March 2015, five days after a young pilot intentionally flew an airplane with 149 passengers into the French Alps.
I continued working on it in 2017 and began to add ink over the oil paintings that were printed from the ‘Trashquilt’ It’s a meditation on how one thing, person and event leaves a mark.
On February 15, 2016, I read this photo caption in the New York Times “Recology, San Francisco’s main recycling plant collects 100 tons of cardboard every day.” I had already started collecting plastic, cardboard, and wax paper that surrounds the food which I buy at the grocery store. We shop online and I am surrounded by packaging. How do I dispose of this? Which bin? Everything is sorted by material here.
I started making drawings (rubbings) with my trash collection and was thinking about submitting my artwork to Franconia Sculpture Park‘s 20th anniversary alumni exhibition in Minneapolis, MN. I began to draw a lot, and in February made this book to send to the park. The Trashquilt evolved from this work.
Felicia Glidden Impress, mixed-media sketchbook 36 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in) 2016
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