Kitsch (/ˈkɪtʃ/; loanword from German) is a form of art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an extant style of art or a worthless imitation of art of recognized value. The concept is associated with the deliberate use of elements that may be thought of as cultural icons while making cheap mass-produced objects that are unoriginal. Kitsch also refers to the types of art that are aesthetically deficient (whether or not being sentimental, glamorous, theatrical, or creative) and that make creative gestures which merely imitate the superficial appearances of art through repeated conventions and formulae. Excessive sentimentality often is associated with the term.
I found this "beauty" on Saturday at the city dump, and passed it on to Sarah, one of the other artists in the program. She is working on a soft sculpture piece (maybe more than one) using crocheted items...see "Gleaning at the City Dump #29."
I did complete another piece yesterday (after cleaning up my messy studio) with all materials used being gleaned from the dump. The vintage comic books and old photos that I found earlier have come in handy. The bottom half of this piece was covered with glass after I took the photo (always wanting to avoid those "glare" issues) (photography is not my strength).