Treasure Hunt

2016

Temporary Site-Specific Public Art Installation, June 2016-Spring 2017
Lawrence, KS

Presented as part of the 28th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition

Commissioned by the Lawrence Cultural Commission

 

Artist Statement

Inspired by the surrounding vendors and neighboring local shops, I created custom image panels for the public waste receptacles along the main pedestrian street in Lawrence, KS, a college town. Some of the compositions create the photographic illusion of being blended into the river rock decorative panels. Others appear to be lit from within and filled with unusual substance. Discarded ant farms, fabric and holiday decorations, melting ice cream and local tree roots adorn the functional trash cans, turning them into sculptural objects.

 

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All images © Kati Toivanen