Tuesday, March 30, 2010

six-pack by Robin Green

"six-pack", 2010, 36" x 42", acrylic on canvas by Robin Green

"Lately I've been thinking about all of the rubbish in the ocean and in landfills. Yes, it's disgusting. But I also thought that there are probably already creatures who have adapted to the debris of our post-industrial, post-consumer bacchanal. They live on, and off of, the persistent junk we leave behind. The notion of adaptation is not so vile to me. After all, natural selection is totally agnostic with respect to our perceptions of good or evil or valuable or trashy. In my imagination, trashy creatures can turn plastic bottles, six-pack rings and blister packs into living things. Trashy creatures will persist, with us or without us." -
Robin Green

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