“For most of my adult life, I have used a triangular sink holder to collect fruit and vegetable trimmings, which I later empty into our outside compost. Every now and then, the tidbits form a pleasing pattern, with varied textures and colors. I have been photographing these compositions for over 25 years and call the series “Self-Composed.”
The rule is that the design has to be randomly arrived at—no cheating by rearranging. I am neither artist nor photographer,but I love gardening and cooking, and so this theme is natural to me. I have been a member of the Co-op since 1975 and am retired from teaching at Burlington High School.”
Schamberg’s work was on display in City Market’s Café Gallery throughout the month of February 2011.