Welcome to The 60 Years Project!
Latest news: "Leslie" was accepted into ArtFields, coming up this April in Lake City, SC. Also, if you live in or are visiting the Tallahassee, FL area, look for the Salvage Yard Saints in Railroad Square - I'll be installing street art style wheatpaste prints soon! I have just started showing my work with UGallery, so be sure and check out the site at the link below.
The 60 Years Project
Ageism is a byproduct of a hyper-consumerist mind set: the disposability of mass produced goods, the replacement of “old” with “new” without regard to quality or continued usefulness feeds into this attitude. In these images, mass produced discards find new life as impossible robes and royal collars made from pump valves and vacuum tubes, pull tab rings reappear as chain mail, soda bottles form crowns and halos that adorn images of elder members of my community. Every participant is at least 60 years old, some more than 90.
The 60 Years Project is funded in part by a grant from Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Available work can be purchased through http://amyfleming.ugallery.com