Blogging Common Ground: Garbage In, Art Out

Blogging Common Ground: Garbage In, Art Out

Stephanie Kinnear
Mar 17, 2008

We're always trying to come up with ways to make recycling easier -- whether it's through finding the perfect receptacle, or the right facility -- but we aren't often thinking of ways to make it more beautiful or more creative.

So, we recycle what we can and then we toss the rest. Sometimes we think about where the stuff goes when the garbage truck hauls it away; but, often, we're able to conveniently forget about it. Some people don't forget so easily.

In the March issue of Common Ground magazine, Amelia Glynn briefly profiles three people who are turning their trash into eye-opening art.

First there's Ari Defel's performance-ish piece -- what would it look like if one person saved all of their trash for a year?

Then there's Chris Jordan photography exploration of trash and unnecessary waste.

And, finally, there's Elizabeth Royte's research and writing in Garbage Land.

Read the whole article here.

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