How Green Is Your Art?
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)
Mentioned in this article is the awesome recycle artist Ross Palmer Beecher who shows her work at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle; check out this video interview of Ross HERE
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.
Here Here!! This is such an important post!
thank you for all that you bring to those who are attempting to make some semblance of creative sense out of the insanity we’ve wrought with these ‘forever’ materials. Now we must/need find useful educational venues for waking up and stopping the waste while at the same time figuring out how to contain it in metaphor and message…for generations to come.
thanks for leaving a comment, Iona (I get SO tired of all the spam).
meant to mention how art should also engage the HEART <3