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Joyce Crago is creating still-life compositions out of garbage from various locations including the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, the Pace MacGill Gallery in NYC, and the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.

There are challenges with her process. Certain arts organizations refuse access to their garbage. For example, the Art Bank stated:

I love what you are doing but with reservations in regards to Art Bank garbage. Anyone reading this would assume the artworks are garbage (contemporary art is a challenge to many) and not the detritus of framing, eating etc. please consider another opportunity. 

But these types of challenges ultimately inform and inspire her work.