The Looza Bottle Project
Ruby Re-Usable wishes she could get to the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, Oregon to see The Looza Bottle Project, a trash-themed art show by Margaret Garrington designed to get people to rethink about what they throw away. View a video of the show HERE
The LOOZA Bottle Project is a collaborative art installation where throwaway materials are re-purposed. The project spotlights consumption habits, and the democratic concept of the creativity inherent in all. LOOZA collaborators respond to the geometry of the glass vessel form filling it uniquely with the most humble of materials. The bottles ended up being many different things: rhythmic, colorful, patterned, layered, sparkly, humorous, compassionate, obsessive, homage, structural, engineered, etc. The LOOZA Installation is only showing for one week. Tuesday, Oct 28 through Wednesday, November 5, 2008. This is a truly visual experience. You have to see this exhibit to really appreciate the uniqueness of the Project. Almost 400 bottles of recycled materials placed into bottles by over 100 people. The project“™s design stemmed from being taken with the lovely form of a glass juice container: LOOZA fruit juice.
The Looza Bottle Project show in Ashland, Oregon is an amazing exhibit. It is multi-layered: the message of recycling and our consumer waste is also mixed with the spirit of artistic expression. As one who admires art but considers himself creatively-challenged, I was excited to explore my own artistic talents as I stuffed “trash” into bottles and saw the simple beauty of things like chewed gum layered in a clear bottle. Ms. Garrington should get this exhibit on the road to other venues.
someone should HELP Ms. Garrington get this show on the road … it takes time, energy and MONEY to make and show art, even if it is art from recycled materials!
Oooh, nice! I love variation within sameness.