Work from the Dump

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Donna Keiko Ozawa, artist-in-residence at the Sanitary Fill Company, San Francisco, CA, 2001.



Installation of white studies, 2001.



White study #4, anvil, 2001.

Found styrofoam, plaster, glue, paint. 8" x 24" x 24"

White study #1 - dust collecting, 2001.

Found paper bags and dust.

8' x 8' x 18".


White study #3 - conformity, 2001

Plastic coffee cup lids.

1 x 112" x 102".


The kitchen's gone and there's no place to sit, 2001.

Discarded ktchen cabinets, hinges, glue.

37" x 27" x 17".


anvil mistletoe, 2001.

Found Styrofoam, plaster, glue, paint.

2' x 2' x 2'.



Cranks from the pickled forest, 2001.

Garden debris pickled in vinegar and rusty nails.

2' x 2' x 6".


Untitled, 2001.

Found metal, bolts

12" x 13" x 9"



Impatience #1 - spinning, 2001.

Found wood, metal wire, yarn, drywall.

17 1/2" x 51" x 47"


Impatience #1 - spinning, 2001.




puffy clouds with green ones encroaching, 2001.

Found wood, metal, glue.

36" x 9" x 5 1/2"


puffy clouds with green ones encroaching, 2001.




Spring, 2001.

Found metal, wire, kinetic/interactive.

55" x 22" x 13"

Spring, 2001.







Two White Men, 2001.

Foozball parts, work light guts.

12" x 13" x 8 1/2"


Yellow Man, Blue Man, 2001.

Foozball parts, stepstool part, glue.

24" x 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"


What the Social Classes Owe Each Other, 2001.

Found book, metal, gel medium.

7" x 4 1/2" x 1"


Art Reception - April 21, 2001, 2001.

Found bottle, reception garbage.

10 x 10 x 20


guns and bullets, temporary installation, Sanitary Fill Company, San Francisco, CA 2001

Found bullet shells, found plastic toys, wood, paint, tar paper.

7' x 2.5' x 6'


guns and bullets, temporary installation, Sanitary Fill Company, San Francisco, CA 2001



leftovers, temporary installation, Sanitary Fill Company, San Francisco, CA 2001


Picture of me with a work in progress, The kitchen is gone and there's no place to sit.


During my residency at the Sanitary Fill Company (AKA the San Francisco Dump), I salvaged other people's garbage to use as art material. I studied "whiteness" in a studio filled with an incessant billowing of garbage dust accompanied by the screaming hydraulic loaders. I explored fascism through plastic coffee lids. I played with the irony of Styrofoam, which is light in weight and never decomposes, and used blocks of it to make a mistletoe of anvils dangling by chenille yarn. The dump, of course, presents adverse conditions for making artwork, but this residency helped me make a lot of new work.

Check out photos of the 2001 show from the Sanitary Fill Company where I was an Artist-in-Residence. See this link to the Sanitary Fill Company's Artist-in-Residence Program.

San Francisco Chronicle, March 16,2001 article about using materials from the Dump.

See other temporary installations I also exhibited at the Sanitary Fill Company.

The reception for "Work from the Dump" was held on April 21, 2001 featuring live music by The Bottomfeeders, American and Japanese snacks and, of course, new original sculpture and installation.




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