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Copyright ©2009 Linda Gass. Photograph by Don Tuttle
Title: Sanitary?
Dimensions: 30" w x 30" h
Artist Statement: Sanitary? is an aerial view of Newby Island Sanitary Landfill in Milpitas, one of several landfills on the San Francisco Bay. Newby Island adds 4,000 tons of garbage daily to its 342-acre pile which is nearing its maximum permitted height of 120 feet. The company website states the landfill is surrounded by a levee which keeps runoff from entering the bay, and they treat runoff onsite; contaminants are kept from leaching into the groundwater with a synthetic liner and underdrain system. When these systems fail, the bay and groundwater get contaminated. We need to find ways to reuse what we “throw away” because really, there is no “away.” Waste is dumped into landfills around the bay and ultimately into our water system.
Materials and Techniques: Silk crepe de chine hand painted using remezol dyes and water soluble resist. Silk broadcloth backing and polyester batting; machine quilted with rayon and polyester embroidery thread.
Detail: Click here for a detail image of the quilt
Exhibition History: Jun 1-30, 2011 Reflections on Water, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
May 18 - June 20, 2010 Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

October 8 - November 22, 2009 in Still Water, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA.
June 20 - August 16, 2009 in Seeing Green: Visions of a Changing Planet, Visions Art Quiilt Gallery, San Diego, CA
Additional Info: This artwork is featured on the cover of the 2011 SDA Conference Gallery Guide and appears with an article about the artist in the April 2010 issue of Art Calendar. It is also featured on the cover and in the 2009 Sustainability Report published by CH2M Hill.

Status: SOLD.
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