T-Shirts In The Trash
I generally don't take any clothing or other fabric kinds of things from the dump, but I made an exception with these t-shirts. Someone had off-loaded dozens of t-shirts...all sizes and all brand new and very clean. I grabbed all of them, hauled them over to our work area, stacked them, and packed them into boxes for the Cracked Pots Art Fair (next week...more information coming on that). The "crackedpots" people are the ones who sponsor the five artists in this six month art grant. They did all the foot work in getting us into the Metro Transfer Station (the city dump) to glean for art materials. They also have their own art fair each summer which highlights many artists from around the area who work with recycled kinds of materials. They actually set up a "freebie" area at their fair where they give away stuff that has been gleaned from the dump. The crackedpots board members are gleaning at the dump this weekend, gathering as much as they can for their freebie table. This is "their" week at the dump...the regular five artists aren't allowed into the facility this weekend. I've been helping to add to their "freebie collection" by setting aside gleaned "stuff" for them...the kinds of things that none of us artists would probably end up using in our own work. Thus, these new t-shirts (along with all those seed packets and many other misc. kinds of things) are going into their hands...all to be given away during the two-day event next week.