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Tesfuzigta furthered her mission to create sustainable work at the intersection of industrial design and textiles during her 2014 Recology residency. She worked with metal, rebar, phone cords and other plastic coated wire and embraced the low-tech aspect of her materials and process.
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 ...