Flower Girl

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1979
Sawdust and glue relief with pigment, on Masonite with found plastic
50.25 x 20.5 inches

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After he had been working with roots for two years, he noticed fallow piles of sawdust on the floor of the gun repair shop.

After he had been working with roots for two years, he noticed fallow piles of sawdust on the floor of the gun repair shop. While carrying the debris to the dumpster one day, "There's a beauty there that shouldn't be wasted." He began mixing it he thought, with various kinds of adhesives, finally deciding on a paste made with Elmer's glue and water. This material lent itself to bas-relief wall hangings (such as Flower Girl and Black Roses), which he placed in found picture frames throughout his home.