It’s taken three summers of dirt slinging and heavy sweating in the humidity of her Philo, Ohio farm, but Candy Slaughter’s house of garbage is nearly complete. Constructed of 1,100 recycled automobile tires rammed with earth, and countless used soda cans or bottles, the 1,650 square foot Earthship is coming along exactly according to schedule. And Candy, as the first woman in Ohio to undertake such an endeavor, can now start to celebrate her handiwork; what was once just a trash heap is transforming into a beautiful home.
“I love the idea of reusing things,” Candy says, rubbing her muck-stained fingers on her colorful work shirt, and squinting in the summer sun. “It makes sense when there is only a limited supply of natural resources. Building homes and buildings out of already used materials give the planet new life.”
Color Saturation is achieved when Chandra (age 2 ½) is able to unite the word symbols with the colors (through repetition). In this way, the artist uses color not to embellish an exterior surface but as pure visual sensation implanted directly on the memory track of his offspring (indirect feedback).It should be understood that the aesthetic interaction is incomplete until evidence of the effects of these exercises are found in the child’s method of observation, and eventually applied by her in future aesthetic interrogation.
taken from Harry Shunk Projects: Pier 18 published by Musee d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nice