The Re-Cycle Table
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During his 2005 residency, Mike Farruggia used his skills as a woodworker to interpret functional objects like tables, benches, and clocks in found materials. Farruggia scavenged items including an old fire escape made from redwood, and cleaned, milled, and sliced the materials to reveal their patterns and history; in some cases he juxtaposed different woods to create parquet designs. Bicycles were a recurrent theme as in the Re-Cycle Table.
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...