Project Description


August 16th, 2013 – September 8th, 2013

Glean is a partnership between crackedpots, Recology (an employee-owned company that manages resource recovery facilities), and Metro, the regional government that guides the region’s garbage and recycling systems.

Taking its inspiration from Recology San Francisco’s renowned Artist in Residence program, GLEAN’s mission is to prompt people to think about their consumption habits, inspire creative reuse and initiate larger conversations about the waste we generate.

Each year, a jury of arts and environmental professionals chooses five artists to participate in the program.  The artists have six months to glean materials from the Metro Central transfer station (aka, the “dump”) from which to make their art.  Each artist is required to make ten pieces and receives a stipend of $2,000.  The program culminates in a formal exhibition in the fall.


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