How green is your art? Tacoma News Tribune art critic Rosemary Ponnekanti poses that question in her write-up about the recycled, reclaimed and sustainable art at Matter Gallery in Olympia, WA. Read It’s a Matter of Art – And the Planet
plastic bag babies by Ruby Re-Usable at Matter (photo by Steve Bloom)
Ruby Re-Usable believes that art from recycled materials should address the brain, not just the eye. She loves playfulness and humor in art but cringes at the word whimsical. Art should not be considered mere decoration, and the truly worthwhile recycled art rewards the viewer: the more one looks, the more one discovers inventive use of materials, compelling elements and principals of design, and different layers of symbolism and/or meaning.