Happy 3rd Birthday to Olympia Dumpster Divers
Ruby Re-Usable has been blogging about This Re-Usable Life since July 13, 2006. Olympia Dumpster Divers was originally started as a way to document Ruby’s “HERE TODAY” City of Olympia downtown temporary art installation project, Ephemeral Folks, which featured four transitory life-sized figures made from unwanted plastic wrap (courtesy of the Olympia Food Co-op), reused bubble wrap from downtown businesses, and tape. More about Ruby Re-Usable’s project HERE
July 13 is also the birthday of our friend and recycled art heroine, Marita Dingus. Marita continues to inspire Ruby and other artists with her fearless use of materials as well as her amazing energy to create work that resonates with the human struggle of existance while celebrating the beauty and mystery of life. More Marita Dingus HERE
Ruby went on her pre-birthday celebration excursion this past weekend, where she had a magical time exploring some amazing and wonderful places in Washington and Oregon, including Dick and Jane’s Spot, St John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery Cafe, Maryhill Museum and the Stonehenge replica, Bonneville Hot Springs Resort, various waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge, and Rich Art’s Art Yard ; check out her flickr pics HERE
ps Ruby Re-Usable’s real birthday is coming up soon, so if you want to send her birthday wishes via post, mail them to: Ruby Re-Usable, 416 Washington St SE suite 201, Olympia, WA, 98501 USA
Hi, itâ€™s truly nice to see such artistic and innovative ways to use waste materials to create art. This kind of art form not only creates inexpensive art, but also effectively takes care of the waste disposal issue. When countries around the world are grappling with the problem of waste disposal, initiatives such as these are extremely practical solutions to the problem.
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Artists reuse recycled materials for a variety of reasons; I believe that imaginative reuse can lead to creative solutions for the world’s problems with waste, maybe not by the artist but from a viewer of the art, a student introduced to the concept and taking it to a different level, rethinking the transformation of waste.