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Exhibition Notes, Number 29, Spring 2008. Ubiquitous in our culture, styrofoam is used to insulate buildings, package computers and other consumer products, and produce picnic coolers and containers for fast food and take-out. For decades, artists have employed styrofoam in the making of models and molds for casting. Today, however, more and more artists are exploring it as a primary material or a subject in its own right, using it in new and ingenious ways to create sculpture, paintings, and installations.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Tannenbaum, Judith and Pickworth,, Amy Editor, "Styrofoam: From Industrial Invention to Artistic Transformation" (2008). Journals. 21.
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