"My name is Madison Pfaff and I make paintings using stretchers and paints from the Resource Exchange. I also use salvaged wood and bedsheets to make my own canvases. I use recycled materials because I think when the world is already filled with so many resources why spend money on new things? They are, more likely than not, expensive, and, in some ways, unnecessary when you think about all of the supplies that are already out there in the world, but remain unused. Art making is expensive for a young person, without a degree and a full time job, living in the city, but with a little creative and unusual thinking people can easily find ways to make art more accessible to themselves. And besides I’ve always said that having a greater knowledge of ones materials creates a stronger relationship between the artist and the work."