Jan. 2019 - June 2019
Browsing Room, Main Floor
“Trash and Treasure” is an exhibit by marine biologist, ecologist, and Environmental Studies Professor Emeritus John Commito. It features sculptures from objects he has found on beaches and back roads of coastal Maine as well as in his hometown of Frederick, Maryland. Commito collects, sorts, and arranges these objects, then encloses them with a frame. Presented this way, “they appear both ancient and ephemeral, like miniature ecosystems in tension between the past and the present,” says Commito. This exhibit is currently featured in the Browsing Room on the main floor of the library.