Phoenix Recycling Project, 2009
Archival Pigment Prints, Dimensions Variable
During the year that I worked on the Phoenix Recycling Project environmental awareness hit a new high in social and political dialogs. For me this awareness took two major forms. First, that the current rate of consumption of resources is unsuitable, posing a global environmental threat, and second that this same consumption pattern has weakened the world economy. Central to my understanding of this project is that looking at what we own and consume reveals something about our identity and culture, and that this examination underlines the importance of making thoughtful choices in what we do with these objects.
More about the project here: http://phoenixrecyclingproject.org/