14 November, 2011

My White Trash Family

Kim Alsbrooks makes art out of trash. Quite literally.
While living in the American South, Alsbrooks came up against the deeply rooted ideology of class systems. Frustrated, she took a cue from museum portraits, once painted on ivory, and began creating her own series of cameos, but this time on crushed beer cans, cigarette packs, and french fry containers.
 And thus was born My White Trash Family.

A portrait of the classes for the modern age. The times, they are a changin'.


Anonymous said...

Wow...what a great concept, and lovely platform for art;)

rebecca said...

ha! this is sort of genius.

Anonymous said...

brilliant idea!

Vivian said...

This is cute. Who'da thunk?