Recycled Art

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Here is the slide show for the Recycled Art Project:

The name of this project comes from an artist named Aaron Kramer who lives and works in Venice, California. He has been making work from re-purposed and new materials since the early ‘90’s and his motto is “Trash is a failure of the imagination”.

For this project, students had the task of making a piece of art out of materials that would otherwise be thrown out or recycled.

There is currently an exhibit on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem called “Trash Menagerie” and showcases the work of artists who make art out of materials that are usually tossed into the trash without a second thought. The show is up until May of 2010.

More Inspiration! Here’s the trailer for the Movie WASTE LAND which profiles artist Vic Muniz, who assembles portraits using trash and then photographs them:

WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Almega Projects on Vimeo.

The Story of Stuff: A short Video by Annie Leonard about consumerism and the effects of it in our society.

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