Candy Land (2018) is an installation made entirely from trash. It was the culmination of my four-month residency at Recology San Francisco (aka the dump).
From the press release:
In a large-scale sculptural installation, Beth Krebs explores the lure of the stuff we buy—especially cheap plastic items—and its insidious impact on the environment. Krebs entices viewers with bright colors and appealing forms and textures, creating a wonderland from masses of packaging material, Styrofoam, and components from children’s toys. Abstract still lifes within the installation are suggestive of food or landscapes, but though visually alluring, feel lacking in nourishment. Though playfully absurd, Krebs’ eye candy is also a stomach ache-inducing picture of consumerism run amok.