Saturday, September 13, 2008
Trash Trash & More Trash
This week is annual inorganic rubbish collection time in my area. People can put out almost any rubbish which is too large to go into their weekly bin.
I have had great fun driving round in my van picking stuff out for use in recycled artworks.
There is lots of stuff to look at and make selections from. There are some things I am looking for for projects (flip-flops & CD’s), otherwise my rule-of-thumb is “what in this pile has sculptural qualities?” - this takes an imaginative ‘eye’ - & hopefully I am getting better at it.
Ideal finds include anything with “kiwina-kitsch” connotations - unfortunately these are hard to come by, tho I did find this little folk-art kiwi.