ART 211. Flowers from the Library (Part 1)

The Collection is a site specific art project for Alden Library, Ohio University, developed in the class ART 211, Studio Concepts,with instructor Laura Larson.

My work as an artist usually deals with sustainability, recycling and reusing as a response to our life style based in mass production and consumerism.
In this project I used discarded books from the recycling center, which were previously a part of the library’s collection, and I took them back to the library.
With some humor, I am trying to give them a second opportunity of “being alive” as an art work.