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One of my happy childhood memories is going to the dump outside Jacksonville, Oregon with my dad. He had an antique store (where Bella Union is now) and often came home with great finds. Back then people wanted new, new, new, a leftover mindset from the 1950s. But my dad liked the old. I think somewhere back there was the beginning of my own collage practice.
Now there is a Recology Program where artists go to the dump and make work from it. Some of them will join me tomorrow on Art Focus. The artists involved are: Ben Dye, Jen Fuller, William Rihel, Mike Suri, and Leslie Vigeant. Rihel, Dye and Fuller will join me on the air.