Because I love neatness, but hate cleaning I truly appreciate the work that janitors and other building cleaners do. Occasionally though a janitor can be too good at their job, just last year an installation that mimicked the leaving of a boozy party in an Italian museum was tossed out by cleaning staff. And that isn’t even the first time that artwork has been mistaken for refuse. On the other side of the coin there are cases of janitors that are also artists (like the one pictured here). I highly encourage you to check out the work of Henry Darger, and Gataro both real janitors that created truly interesting bodies of work in their off-hours.
Janitor, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board