This original collage piece is created using items that are normally thrown in the trash. I started with medical trash, such as pharmaceutical inserts, birth control packages, and plastic packaging from things I accumulated (nothing hazardous, of course). Then, I added kitchen trash as in this piece such as vegetable bags and coffee wrappers. I aimed at pushing creative boundaries, minimizing my carbon footprint and showing that with a little creativity things normally thrown away can be turned into something beautiful. I painted the pharmaceutical inserts with watercolors in multiple colors, then cut each individual petal out. These are layered with individual silver petals cut from the coffee and food packaging. Together, they create this beautiful and unique diamond petal dahlia.
This is a 12" x 12" original J.C.Pierstorff collage, that is wired and ready to hang.
The purchase of this painting helps support nonprofits aimed at reducing Medical Debt, RIP Medical Debt. Ten percent of the net proceeds is donated to a non profit.