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Artwork copyright Marita Dingus. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Artwork%20copyright%20Marita%20Dingus.%20Photo%20courtesy%20of%20the%20artist.

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Recycled Child, 2009

Marita Dingus
(American, born 1956)

Location: Seattle Central College, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Marita Dingus' "Recycled Child" is made from a combination of hand-painted elements and scrap computer parts from Seattle Central College's Information Technology department. She states that the work is "a metaphor for the latent potential inside of ethnic minorities who are often discarded and undervalued."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Seattle Central Community College.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seattle-based artist Marita Dingus creates multimedia sculptures using recycled and "discarded" materials. Informed by her experiences as an African-American woman, Dingus' artworks explore identity and social justice. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and both an MA and MFA from San Jose State University.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - mixed media

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Computer parts and oil paint on canvas

Dimensions

180 in x 100 in

ID Number

WSAC2008.008.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Seattle Central College

Artwork Location

Seattle Central College
Edison North Building, ground floor hallway - near Harvard St. entrance

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

College

Address

1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-9905

Geo. Coordinates

47.616829 | -122.321971

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