The Waste Collective
Founded in 2003 by Troy Ouellette and Melanie Townsend, the Waste Collective Inc. uses satire to critique consumption and waste in the Western world. Untitled #2 is a testament to the time honoured tradition of bronze casting. Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity proclaiming it 100% certifiable waste. A finely crafted box also encases the object showing off its lustre. All works also come with an official WC seal. In another series entitled "Garbage Collection" there are a series of ads gathered over the course of 5 years featuring "high" art which was appropriated by industry and corporations. These feature everything from gelato to cars to computers.