One Woman’s Trash

Might very well become my treasure. I found these glowing-orange-pink plastic rods wrapped in tape on the street in Manhattan. Irresistible. They’re around six feet long and weigh a ton. Yesterday, I figured out how to display the bundle on my studio wall and noticed that the tips conducted light. I thought something interesting might happen if they were scanned, so snapped one apart, set it on the glass, and let the light flow.

Violet Shadow © Catherine RutgersRods Oh Eight © Catherine RutgersOrange on Black © Catherine RutgersPink Orange Stripe © Catherine RutgersTumbled © Catherine RutgersDetailed 007 © Catherine RutgersCrossing Green © Catherine RutgersLayered Orange Pink Rods © Catherine RutgersThe images in this post are the original artwork of Catherine Rutgers © 2011.

About CatRutgers4Art

Original art by Catherine Rutgers, with musings on the media and the methods. Founded in 2010. “I believe in magic moments. Am not afraid to be sentimental, and adore a tweaked cliché. Two of my favorite pastimes are watching paint dry and observing green tendrils unfold.”
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4 Responses to One Woman’s Trash

  1. Martha Brown says:


    • Thank you, Martha! Honestly, that was my response, too. The more I worked with them, the more intense it got. When I look at the green ones, especially, my feeling is “I want to live here.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    very cool

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