Since there are no official Earth Day events happening here in Olympia, WA, USA, Olympia Dumpster Divers will simply give a shout out to some of our favorite artists who do their recycled/upcycle/sustainable eco-art thing not just for Earth Day but all year long:
ODD Bil Fleming has constructed a large human powered kinetic sculpture from salvaged bike wheels, lumber, and plastic grocery bags. Entitled “What Goes Around, Comes Around,” it is the centerpiece of the Seattle Re-Store’s 6th Annual Recycled Art and Fashion Show at the New York Fashion Academy. Video of a similar but smaller project by Landfill Bil HERE
Speaking of the recycled art and fashion show, you can see more pics of the show HERE and HERE ; the Haute Trash Fashion Show this past Friday was, of course, TRASHTASTIC! There will be a closing party for the art show on Saturday, May 10, in conjunction with Ballard Art Walk.
The Bellingham Herald did a nice write up about one of the artists from this year’s ReStore show; read how Kuros Zahedi creates art from the trash he collects on the streets HERE
The Olympia spring Arts Walk is happening this Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26, so ODD George the Junkileptic Kurzman, Steve “Second-hand Sid” Suski and Ruby Re-Usable aka Diane Kurzyna have art work at Olympia Salvage (George and Diane also have work in the ReStore show; more info about George HERE)
Check out Philadelphia Dumpster Diver Leo Sewell‘s found object assemblage sculptures
St. Louis artists Wiktor Szostalo and Agnieszka Gradzik do The Tree Hugger Project: ongoing environmental art designed to help us re-discover our relationship with nature at a very personal and intimate level
and remember, love your Mother: Make Earth Day Every Day!
love, etc Ruby