Since 2014 SusieQ has been walking the beach in front of her condo and picking up trash left behind by either visitors to the area, or debris washed up by the ocean tides. Her early morning walks were both a string of joyful sunrises and many filled bags of trash. At first she threw everything away, then she started collecting items of interest. Toothbrushes were one of those items.
This piece features 102 toothbrushes (or parts of toothbrushes) collected, washed, cleaned and glued to a canvas upon which a collaborative painting was created at a free outdoor event in one of Broward County's parks. There were over 100 people that added to the piece that day. The theme was about celebrating life.
The tltle for the piece happened as a response to the placement of an ad in the Broward County's edition of Natural Awakenings magazine, featuring an image of the artwork, and asking readers to submit titles.
Toothbrush Flashmob is featured on the cover of the Broward edition of Natural Awakenings magazine for the July, 2019 issue.
Since the original has been sold, the work is available as a print in various sizes on either plexi, canvas or aluminum. Currently in stock: 23 1/8" x 18" on 1/4" plexi, $345
The 1/4" plexi is a clean, sturdy format for this social commentary about being environmentally good stewards... and the effect of not picking up after ourselves.
Order on aluminum: approximately 24 x 18, $245.
Contact the artist via email SQwood(at)gmail(dot)com or phone 954.630.1610 to purchase this or any of her other artwork.