Untitled, No. 5
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During her 2008 residency, Barbara Holmes pulled garden lattice from the dump pile. She took it apart, discovering an alternating pattern formed from the exposed, painted areas. Holmes stacked the wood strips into formal, geometric configurations that expanded out or contracted in—in some cases they fanned like wings or fish tails. In 2012 she expanded her practice and worked with lath, the material along with plaster that makes old San Francisco building walls, to create this large-scale installation.
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 ...