Decorative Dumpster Day 2011
Boo-yah! Today is finally Decorative Dumpster Day, when dumpster diving divas from around the world celebrate their love of trash and the receptacles that hold it. Well, we actually abhor trash with a passion, so much so that we spend our time making art out of it, wearing it, reading about it, blogging about it, and otherwise thinking of ways to reduce the amount of trash we live with … but today we specifically examine the object that represents it all for us, in art and in song:
Bumbershoot hosted the Seattle Street Biennale (more pics HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE), which included lots of decorated dumpsters
The Olympia Film Society/Capitol Theater Free Wall has the most beloved dumpsters anywhere; they are painted and repainted and photographed almost everyday! check out the Flickr sets of dumpster pics by dreamsjung and Ruby Re-Usable
And they called it Dumpster love
Oh, I guess they’ll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love them so … from Dumpster Love flickr group
More dumpster lovin’ flickr groups that we belong to: Dumpster Art, Skips and Dumpsters, Dumpsters, dumpsters and garbage cans
Regina Hackett posted pics of dumpsters as art: Dumpsters- the ultimate urban symbol
Rachel Maxi’s first dumpster painting
We found these 3 very different music videos about dumpster diving on You Tube:
Here’s to everyone around the world participating in Decorative Dumpster Day ’11, including our dumpster lovin’ friends at Everyday Trash, The Visible Trash Society, La Joie de Vivre, Beth Evans-Ramos, and Art for Housewives
ps the last time we officially celebrated Decorative Dumpster Day on ODD was May 1, 2009
Woot! These are great! Posting now…
love your DDD posts, too, Leila, looking forward to Little Shiva’s and the rest!
I thought you might like the mending job one of my neighbors made on a trash bin.
Whoah, I love Rachel Maxi’s Hopper-esque dumpster painting.
Laurie of the Avocado Jungle, THANKS for sending that flickr pic of the mended trash bin!
and yes, Little Shiva, I <3 Rachel Maxi's dumpster paintings (Hopper-eque is a perfect description!), too (SOMEDAY I want to own one)
I’ll never look at dumpsters the same way again – like they were invisible. Now I know what potential works of art they can be!