Butts

Haha Butts... 

The word carries a connotation of something we see as sexy but in this case is rather disgusting, which some people might think butts are too I guess. All the cigarette butts in this piece (around 800) were gathered and picked up off the ground in areas around me. For example, I collected some from local parks near my house and some from the Aurora Campus. 

The piece itself does not look too appalling, yet the smell in person and image of me, the artist, picking these up as I go about my day is what is interesting. There is also something intriguing about the contrast between a pristine white box filled with something most people would deem gross. 

 

 Cigarette Butts, wood, paper, pins, glue, and wood (48" x 48") 2017

Cigarette Butts, wood, paper, pins, glue, and wood (48" x 48") 2017