Today is the official 2nd birthday of Olympia Dumpster Divers. Ruby Re-Usable started this blog originally as a way to document her HERE TODAY 2006 temporary art installations that were commissioned by the City of Olympia, because there was simply no other way to communicate with the public about where these figures would appear as they roamed downtown Olympia in sometimes planned and sometimes spontaneous locations. Blogging also became a way to document the project, and hence, ODD was born.
And now we continue to blog about our experiences with recycled art: at Cast Off Art Lab, in Olympia, in the Pacific Northwest, in the USA and around the world, searching for information and inspiration and attempting to document the unsung and under appreciated and less well known, as well as the usual list of suspects. Make Art Not Waste remains our motto.
ODD’s first post was a birthday salute to the Queen of Recycled Art, her majesty Marita Dingus. We can not wait to show you this year’s birthday art trade (Marita and Ruby are both Cancers), we promise to keep you posted.
Last year at this time we were blogging about Ruby Re-Usable’s public participation art installation at Art On the AVE in Tacoma, as well as giving a shout out to our favorite trash blog, Everyday Trash, which will also turn 2 soon. And by some trashy synchronicity, the Visible Trash Society celebrates its one year anniversary on July 13!
Today we want to thank our web mistress, the wonderful Laurel of Lilthea Designs, who helped us get started and keeps us going. Our goals for this year are to finally get an artistic header and otherwise spiff up this basic blog, you know, grow up a little more, so stay tuned.
Oh, and if you feel like sending birthday wishes via post (Ruby is turning 50, hint hint):
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