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
I teach in the Printmaking Area at Florida State University College of Fine Arts
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