“[Capezzuti] has hit on a common denominator in the laundry-drying world while provoking questions about the nature of art. To find all this and humor too is a rare thing.” -Ellen Wilson, Art Critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The National Lint Project

The National Lint Project is a community art making inquiry that began in 1994 as a sculptural lark for visual artist Cheryl Capezzuti. The core of the project, the creation of one-load-of-lint-sized figures, continues because people donate dryer lint from around the world. The Project has grown to include critically noted exhibits, installations of human-sized figures, contemporary puppetry and performance events. The over-arching goals of all the work are to encourage participants to ponder daily tasks we take for granted, converse about the place of art in contemporary society, participate in a creative process and find delight in the effort.