Wasted Resolve, Site Specific Gallery Installation, Art League Houston, Nov. 13 – Dec. 31, 2009
Wasted Resolve, an installation created by Dyvia Murthy and Nicola Parente for the front Gallery of Art League Houston. Until recently, Houston was ranked the worst recycler among the 30 largest cities in the nation, and although slightly improved, efforts to increase recycling have been grossly disproportionate to our city’s increasing waste and carbon production. Wasted Resolve demonstrates the need for increased efforts to recycle synthetic and non-biodegradable material and reduce levels of local waste production. The numbers on the wall compare Houston’s recycling efforts to other major US cities and the “trash graph” is composed of discarded items collected in just one week from the neighborhood (eight-block area) surrounding Art League Houston. Both serve as a small reminder that the responsibility to clean up lies with the individual and our individual communities.