the ornament to recycle
the Pentagon

A new satirical limited-edition art object is unveiled.

Artist Deborah F. Lawrence, in collaboration with architectural designer and researcher Michael J. Derry, has created a limited-edition mixed-media holiday decoration which asks the question, "How can we recycle The Pentagon?" The collaborators have suggested a gigantic single-payer hospital, or a free university, or the Department of Peace. The public may send their suggestions to

The Ornament to Recycle the Pentagon will be unveiled on Friday, November 13, 2009, 6-8 pm, at Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104.
Lawrence and Derry will give a short talk.
Gallery phone: 206 763 5565.

This year, Deborah Lawrence was not invited by the White House to create an ornament for the holiday tree.
But Regina Hackett has written about both ornaments in her blog.
And you can see Deborah interviewed by Nancy Guppy on ArtZone.

Click here for specifications and order details.

ornament photos by Les Sterling