Three collage and book art pieces

Three collage and book art pieces by HyDee (artist’s photo)

Paper’s destiny is – at best – to be recycled. Similarly, knowledge and beliefs need to be recycled and transformed. A discarded book from 1964 was rescued on July 7, 2013 at the intersection of Bloor and Dufferin st. and has since spelled out the need to question some of our conceptions of love and relationships. Is the myth of the charming prince serving Us or is it serving Them? This book invites us to explore the place of media and popular culture in shaping our conception of romantic relationships.
If the objects we discard could speak, they would tell us there is no such thing as waste in nature. Elements transform infinitely in the cycle of life and don’t change value in the fluctuations of nature’s stock exchange. A cast iron typewriter was discarded on October 14, 2009 near a bus stop of Ossington st. and has since embarked in an attempt to regain human attention through its message, spelling out Antoine Lavoisier’s law of chemistry – nothing gets lost, nothing gets created, everything transforms.A discarded book was rescued on July 7, 2013 at the intersection of Bloor and Dufferin st. and has since been reborn in an attempt to recycle our conception of health. It touches on the theme of instant gratification, its impact on the body and the mind. It contrasts our view of bodily health with a more holistic approach, including the health of our environment and sustenance of the land.