Cabot Library

The Art of Reuse, Renew, Recycle

As the old saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. The exhibition at Cabot Science Library featured works made from discarded materials by Harvard artists. The current emphasis on green technologies and lifestyles in the sciences and on the Harvard campus mirror longstanding practices of many artists to reuse, renew, and recycle. This exhibition is a serious albeit sometimes humorous take on the theme from the creative perspective. Use the arrows to click through this slideshow for a preview of the exhibition, which ran through July 25, 2011.

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  • PhotoDan Sternof Beyer, Protected Knowledge, discarded materials.
  • PhotoLiz Golbus Jiggley #5, finishing nails, construction.
  • PhotoSusan Hardy Brown, East/West , mixed media, encaustic on wood.
  • PhotoConnie Saems, Thinking About What My Thinking Looks Like. Wire collected from city sign posts, tree bark, discarded screening.
  • Photo Lucy Bartholomay, Stretch of the Imagination. Plaster, wire, lamp hardware.
  • PhotoSusan Berstler, A Monument to Patriotism, reused plastic bags, packing peanuts.
  • PhotoSnarblit Blurkderf, Three Metal Objects. Assemblage of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal.
  • PhotoViolet Byrd alien insect woman number one. Paper, re-used paper, newspaper, tin foil
  • PhotoMarcia Deihl, Peel and Repeal. Paper (Phone Book) and Redesigned Rubberized Magnet.
  • PhotoNancy L. Hurley, Can you find it in your heart? Mixed media.
  • PhotoMarian Lombardo, View from my Window. Reused window frame, porcelain clay flowers, screening.
  • PhotoFelice Mendall, Surviving (White). Cast paper, pigments, steel, wood.
  • PhotoTed Ollier, Specific Ink: Nokia 3120. Shaped plate relief roll, printed with ground cellphone ink.
  • PhotoShawn Panepinto, Patterns of Expression. 1 old styrofoam Display Head, cut in half, used McCall's and Simplicity patterns from the 80's, Straight Pins from a 30 year-old box I found, Elmer's Glue.
  • PhotoLiz Powers, Map of Cambridge. Wool on cardboard.
  • PhotoClaudia Rasmussen, Untitled. Copper, slate, prism, button, rock