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Preferring to work with materials he terms “low status” such as plywood and concrete, Ed Clapp’s goal during his 2006 residency was to encourage people to see the potential in things often thought of as cheap and disposable. Clapp made abstract wall sculptures by stacking, carving, and shaping plywood, revealing the individuality and beauty of its layers and creating complex landscapes of line and color.
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 ...