New York sculptor Lisa Hoke created this monumental wall frieze 15 feet high by more than 150 feet using everyday materials from recycled paper to plastic cups in a challenge to the “irony of mass consumer production in America.”
Organized by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Come on Down focuses on the mass-produced cardboard found in consumer culture. The discarded materials used in the mural come from local stores, which save packaging for her every week, and the basement of her apartment building. She sorts her items by color and it’s the colors that thrill her. (Above: Mural detail, blues)
“Every one of these packages involve people sitting down and discussing, ‘what’s going to make somebody come on down and buy this?’” Hoke says. “Color is the thing that makes my heart pound. It’s not the logo; it’s not the printing; it’s the thrill of the color.” (Above: French fry containers and tater tot holders / Below: Longer view of cups)
Below: Detail, various colors (screen shots from Vimeo)
Lisa Hoke’s website, here.
Exhibition website, here.