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feel a storm coming...an ARTSTORM!
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February 2013
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feel a storm coming...an ARTSTORM! [userpic]
zero waste

working on ideas for zero waste art recycleing/upcycling/repurposing. if anyone reading my posts(crickets) has any interest at all in this even if it's just a comment i'd love to hear from you! :)


I think perhaps that achieving zero waste may be impossible but one can surely recycle most things into new arts. i have seen some wonderful things made from two liter bottles since they are easy to manipulate and cut. heat can transform the shapes. i have seen wonderful sculptures of jellyfish made from them that way. then of course use as planters inside a house in a window hydroponics set up can be quite beautiful as well. i had been thinking of doing something like a planted tree shape of the bottles to make an upward growing platform since my yard is small.

and of course you could also take interestingly shaped pieces of things and odds and ends and simply paint them uniform colours and assemble them into new and interesting things. there has been several sculptors dedicated to that. Also assemblage art and collage use a lot of left over bits of things.

and do not forget that just because something is in one form, say something like a bit of plastic, does not mean it must remain so. one could take an attractive piece or colour of plastic or foil and grind it up in a spice grinder and add it into some sort of clear acrylic or even a glue and make something new from that.

I'm new to the concept so I'm trying to work my ideas into words. I think maybe I'm just thinking of keeping the mentality of zeeowaste. Find long term uses for things that we now throw away through arts n crafts. My own tastes turn to useing materials as canvas to doodle on but now that you mention cutting up the bottles the idea isn't as foreign to me as I'd have thought. I'm thinking along the lines of people doing what they can in home but having art/craft dropoff places were they can be used almost as free raw materials for crafty people to turn them into stuff to sell.
Hope I covered the points you brought up. I didn't get a notification of the comment n just found it surfing with the phone which is a bit akward