2020: Reframing Recycling

The goal of “Reframing Recycling” is to share the message of recycling only what can be transformed into new products.  Therefore, to make recycling successful, we only place materials in our home recycling carts that can be transformed.

ReWorks asked local photographers to showcase how they transform an ordinary recyclable object into a work of art.  They were each given one recyclable and were tasked with photographing it in three ways:  as is – no changes to the object, the object in a state of change, and the final - transformed image.

Participating Reframing Recycling Artists

  • Joan Colbert - Plastic Bottles and Jugs
  • Kathleen D. Gallagher - Cardboard
  • Bradley Hart - Metal Cans
  • J. Scott Matthews - Cartons
  • Ilenia Pezzaniti - Paper

The following categories of recyclables that belong in home recycling carts are the basis of the artists' work.

  1. Plastic Bottles/Jugs
  2. Metal Food/Bev Cans
  3. Paper
  4. Cardboard
  5. Cartons