Projects by C. Finley

WALLPAPERED DUMPSTERS

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.”

Check out press and coverage on this project (among others) from
The New York Times and  La Republica Rome