Denise Stewart-Sanabria

TITLE: Landfill Consumption Legacy
DATE: 2013
MEDIUM: charcoal on paper, polymer clay “bones”, glass bottles, plexiglass box, trash and detritus
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 15″
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The remains of human life are much more than a mere collection of bones, ash, or preserved body. It is rather an amassed collection of mostly buried remains of consumption over a lifetime that seems to grow steadily over time for each individual in the developed world. Despite attempts at recycling, the world of just a generation of two ago was much more adept at this skill, by simply using thrift as guide. My example of a rather physical manifestation of human extreme overconsumption might end up in small jars, but the history of their activity and behavior commands much more space.