Her work is not to shame us but to wake us up. She wants us to do better. “People,” she says, “are not garbage and should not be treated as such.”

Transforming waste into art is a spiritual practice. It’s not unlike meditation or yoga.

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE ART OF MARITA DINGUS BY STACY LAWSON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 34

In 1988 I purchased a necklace from my friend Jacqui’s boutique, Jordan, on Fifth and Pine Street in downtown Seattle. It was one of the few things in the shop that I could aff…

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