Mattress story

On thing power, waste management rhetoric, and Francisco de Pájaro’s trash art

Authored by: Maite Zubiaurre

The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138786745
eBook ISBN: 9781315766355
Adobe ISBN: 9781317660194


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“Art is Trash” is a desperate howl against the human condition. I usually paint this condition using trash because this is where it deserves to be. My intention is basically to paint badly and quickly, so that the visual venom is lethal to all the people who feel implicated by it. What I do with trash is not art; it is Art is Trash.

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