Garbage Makeover

Published October 29, 2009 by Molly

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You can judge art by any number of criteria, but practicality is not one of them. It is not the job of art to be practical, just as its not the job of practical things to look pretty. But there’s always a middle ground, as TRASH: anycoloryoulike demonstrates.

A project dedicated to “urban beautification and environmental awareness,” the stunt involves placing the trash produced by select blocks inside artist-designed biodegradable bags that “transform standard piles of trash into vivid sculptures of color through the participation of local business owners and residents.”

Is it a great idea? Is it incredibly frivolous? An experiment in altering civilian perceptions of the urban landscape? Or all of the above? At any rate, the project calls attention to the staggering amount of garbage we humans produce…which is always a valuable thing to consider.

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2 comments so far

  1. kim says:

    beautiful.. xx

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