Black # 50 (fractured)

During his 2009 residency, James Sansing used materials from the dump to make work that addressed fragility and loss. In his Black Paintings series he cast found broken tempered glass, then worked the resulting surfaces with graphite powder and charcoal.

James Sansing

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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 ...

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