Plastic Bottles, Caps, and Bags: Recycle Art Installations of Barbara De Pirro

Our friend Barbara De Pirro has been busy working on her labor-intensive recycle art installations all over the Pacific Northwest. The amount of plastic bottles, plastic caps, and plastic bags that she crochets, weaves, staples, and strings together to create … Continue reading →

Rubbish & Recycling artists: Marita Dingus and Joshua Sofaer

SO!  Olympia Dumpster Divers turned 9 years old this week; the official start date of this blog was July 13, which just happens to be our friend Marita’s birthday.  Marita Dingus remains the Queen of Art from Recycled Materials here … Continue reading →

Last Chance to See Two Trashtastic Art Shows

There are two excellent group exhibits here in the Pacific Northwest that showcase art from recycled materials, and both are ending soon: Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett (April 23 – May 30, 2015) … Continue reading →

Upcycled Style Trash Fashion Show at the Schack Art Center

We promised you pics from the Upcycled Style Trash Fashion Show at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA, and we intend to keep our promise! As guest curator/co-producer, Ruby Re-Usable had her hands full and therefore does not have … Continue reading →

“The Girls” by Marita Dingus

Marita Dingus‘ latest art exhibit, The Girls, is at Traver Gallery until March 28.  Marita continues her fearless exploration of recycled materials in this fierce display of female figures of the African Diaspora that range in size from 6 1/2 … Continue reading →