Artist Suprina Troche has a knack for turning waste into sculpture and now she is on a mission to get everyone who lives in Dutchess County, NY involved in a public art project that packs a message. And she’s using a city sanitation truck to deliver her message.

The artist is collecting trash to create a public art sculpture that will be a part of a future development in the city. The project is called “We’re All In This Together.”

“The sculpture is about our waste, our consumption, and what, and how, we throw away what we deem valueless,” said Suprina, who goes by the singular name as an artist.

For the project, Suprina is teaming up with a non-profit organization, an architectural firm with a mission of sustainability that is choosing to go unidentified. Suprina said the public art installation is slated to be completed by the end of 2020.

A garbage truck might be the last thing you’d expect to see in a parade, but the oldest vehicle in the city’s fleet has gotten a new life. Suprina enlisted local students to paint the vehicle in vivid floral designs with the slogans, “PoughKeepit Clean: Go Green” and “We’re All In This Together,” painted on its sides.

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