With their radiant circles, these images of refuse playfully evoke the areoles
(diminutive of Latin aurea, "golden") or halos in paintings of sacred figures.
In Christian paintings, a luminous cloud would envelop the whole body or
just the head, where it would appear as a round halo or nimbus—a kind of crown.
These photographs of trash bins, however, look down instead of up, toward the
earthy, random debris at our feet. They are closer to profane than sacred.
Pigment prints in round white frames, 20" x 20".