I received a phone call from Ken Marquis from landfillart.org asking me if I wanted to participate and paint on a “hubcap” and save it from a landfill. Of course I said yes as it would be a great saving to our planet and also create “art”
“Lobster Claw on the Lily Pond” created with oils on metal.
The ultimate goals of this project are twofold. The first is to compile a book with the story and photos of the evolution of landfillart.org and the coming together of 1041 artists for a common cause, making great art out of rusted refuse. Only artists could lead such a charge. The other goal is to select 200 of these metal canvases to travel and inspire other such movements.
“I have found that the fine artists I have worked with on this project do not even flinch when looking at this white round disc of metal canvas. And why should they. Artists from the beginning of time have used cave walls (Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain), walls of pyramids (Egyptians), animal skins (American Indians), etc… as their canvas.” Ken Marquis, founder