February 29 – March 27, 2020
Artist Talk, Saturday, March 21, 4pm-5pm followed by Artist Reception, 5pm-6pm
Wilkes notes, “When I started this project, I had no idea of the depth and breadth of the materials that lay just below the surface of the water. I was continually amazed by the debris that I found. Plastic straws are not our only issue. We are regularly flushing the entirety of our roadside debris into our drinking water.” Wilkes shares. This one-of-a-kind series portrays a vivid, colorful and quantitative statement of the impact of local litter discarded throughout local watersheds.”
“Ditched” was most recently featured at LHUCA, in Lubbock TX where Hannah Dean, founder of The Bowerbird and writer for Glasstire states, “Removed from their half-buried lakefront sites, water bottles with the all the charm of used condoms suddenly become aesthetic, once they’re scanned, grouped, printed and mounted on Dibond. Weird.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Becky Wilkes lives with her husband on Eagle Mountain Lake in Azle, TX. Educated as a Chemical Engineer at Texas A&M, she spent much of her life as a stay-at-home mother of four children who have now blessed her with a multitude of grandchildren. Thus, began her study of chaos and order. Her current vocation is a blend of urban archeologist, anthropologist, sociologist, trash collector and photographer.