Wasting 30 Days

From December 12th through January 10th (30 days), I sketched every piece of trash that I produced. Compostable items and food were omitted, but all recyclables and general trash goods were recorded. The act of sketching my waste forced me to consider each piece that would otherwise be forgotten after being thrown out. I became publicly accountable for every item, both artistically and ethically. The sketches stand as an objective record of my waste production void of any circumstance or explanation to defend the wastefulness.

This project was a collaboration with masters students at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences. The Forestry School hosted the drawings in their main building, Kroon Hall.