Since August, community participants have been making flowers for the ReThanks project from their own recyclable trash. Many have extended the community by inviting friends and family to join in the making. From church groups to elementary school students, to college art classes, and individual flower-making parties, hundreds of people are participating to express their gratitude to the workers who keep our lives in order by sorting through our trash each day.
Opening on February 17th, 2017, the thousands of flowers made by community participants will be assembled and on display at the entry to the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix.
This image shows the cascade of flowers transformed from recyclable trash as it will appear when installed. Each flower will carry a note from its maker to say thank you to the workers who sort through our trash everyday.
Photo: Bill Timmerman, Rendering: Ann Morton
New Work in Progress
This is an ongoing narrative that follows new projects in progress.