Art for Earth Day
Today is earth day however earth day is an everyday project for me:
A few summer ago, we had a long garbage strike in Toronto. Every morning as I arrived at my studio I see the small mountain of trash left over night on my street. After my inspection and to discovered they were mainly coffee cups from the Starbucks at the corner of my street.
I decided to take this annoying and unsightly matter in to my own hands. I started to collect those coffee cups and used them to created art. To my surprise, many of those cups were still half full with coffee. Before, I It became my daily routine of picking them up on my way to my studio. I would first wash and clean and then make whatever came to my mind that day. I like the feel of the paper cups and discovered they are great to work with. Everyday, I would come up with new idea to use those cups. Eventually, I have a whole body of recycled art all made from those coffee cups.
Here are some of my Starbucks coffee cups art for Earth day.
Reuse, rethink and recreated.
Happy Earth Day!