My White Trash Family: Paintings by Kim Alsbrooks
Historical paintings from museums painted on flattened trash such as beer cans and food containers. The series was developed while the artist was living in the South out of frustration with some of the prevailing ideologies, in particular, class distinction.
The trash is found flat, on the street. One cannot flatten the trash. It just doesn't work. It must be found so that there are no wrinkles in the middle and the graphic should be well centered. Then the portraits are found that are complimentary to the particular trash. Generally I depict miniature portraits from the watercolor on ivory era (17th–18th century more or less).