P.O. Box 180984, Tallahassee, FL, 32318
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.