Artist Michelle Droll is a recycler and collector, and within the vernacular of recycling, she finds a wealth of materials. Her landscapes comprise discarded items like styrofoam, chicken wire and packing materials, contributing to what she calls the “Archaeology of the Future.”
“I don’t think the world needs more art, it needs good artists, and I think that good artists can make good art out of anything,” she says. “You don’t have to buy things in order to make my art.”
As part of her artist-in-residency at Akron Soul Train, Michelle will create three-dimensional wall pieces, along with an idea that’s been brewing for 15 years: a landscape made with a discarded sleeping bag, to offer a different idea about landscape painting.
Michelle is presenting an artist talk Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Akron Art Museum. For info visit www.akronsoultrain.org.