The Wallpapered Dumpster Project is an inquiry into urban waste, free art, and notions of femininity, beauty and domesticity. The simple twist of wallpapering a dumpster turns it into a work of art. In this way, consciousness is raised about the urban world around us and something that is otherwise ignored or loathed is transformed into a moment of unexpected beauty. Previous dumpsters have appeared in Rome, New York, Paris, Dublin, San Francisco and Los Angeles and have remained wallpapered for up to a year, depending on use and environmental factors.
“The simple twist of wallpapering a dumpster turns it into a work of art. I feel if this can happen anything is possible. This can raise consciousness. In my eyes, the ephemeral nature of this project delights me. I want it to fall apart and become messy. As it deteriorates it becomes an environmental rally cry.”