Since I had time to stop by the University Art Museum, I decided to check in out with a friend. This was the first time I’ve ever been to the museum since it first opened, so I was excited to see what was inside. Coming in around 12:10 pm, our Art 110 Graduate Assistant Brittany Binder has started her discussion about her art. A couple of the pieces she had are shown here:
She started talking about how careless people are with littering and throwing their trash in their non-designated areas. People might think that they’re being conscious about where they throw away their trash, but in harsh reality, people don’t even know where their trash goes after putting it in the bin. One of the ladies told us how people found trash floating around the ocean. The pile of trash was so big that people would think of it as a small island floating from the distance.
The first artwork she explained to us is the one on the left. Those thin pieces placed on the wall are thin slices of trash that was squished together. As you travel from the top to the bottom of the artwork, she explained that it represents the continuous slice of the trash.
The second artwork she explained was the woven receipt of Superama. I didn’t know what it was for sure, but my friend, who came with me, said that Superama is basically the Wal-Mart of Mexico. The size is as big as Costco, she says. Anyways, the artist was telling us how this woven receipt shows how crazy it is that, as consumers, we don’t really know where the things we buy comes from. I had to leave around 15 minutes into the tour because of class, but I wish I stayed to learn more about her artwork.