Our maiden SCRAP Program, Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program, in Santa Cruz involved gleaning from our refuse center and creating art which then hung in the R. Blitzer Gallery. This was an incredible exercise as it forced me out of habits I’d acquired; I feel my art changed for the better, making it more interesting, more rich. The cause is something I hold close to my heart; re/up-cycling is so important. Please view this work and think on how you can be in the world in a kinder, gentler way. Trash is beautiful.