Landfill Art Project

Greetings!  It’s been a while since I updated the blog but I’m sure everyone is busy right now anyhow.  I can’t believe Christmas is next week!  The show at the Eiteljorg went well despite the economy and bad weather I would have to mark it a successful day.  The following day Mark & I finished preparing 220 welded candleholders for delivery, it was our biggest commission to date.  We were both glad to get it completed and delivered, now we will have some spare time if we feel the urge to get creative with metal again!  I have several exciting things in the works right now and thought I would share one of the projects with you today.  I have been included as an artist in the Landfill Art Project.  Landfillart is an international effort encompassing one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage and create fine art.

The project began in Pennsylvania where the founder, Ken Marquis,  hoped to get 41 artists (one from each county) to “think green” and transform old hubcaps into pieces of art.  Since that time it has expanded it’s goal and he now wants to include at least one artist from each of the 50 states as well as international participants.  Approximately 80% of the landfill canvases will be completed by professional artists, the remaining percentage will be created by a cross section of culture, including individuals with special needs, children, emerging artists and the financially disadvantaged.  The third phase of this project will involve publishing a book on the project showcasing all one thousand forty one (1,041) completed “metal canvases.”  The fourth and final phase will involve choosing 200 metal canvases that adequately represent the project and create a traveling show. The book and traveling show will publically portray the global art community’s effort to positively impact the environment through repurposing previous metal waste into great landfillart.  For more information and updates you can visit the website at www.landfillart.org 

My hubcap arrived yesterday!  I will be sure and post updates and pictures and the work in progress once I get started on it.  I’m exciting to be participating in this project!

2 thoughts on “Landfill Art Project

  1. Pam Brekas left me a card at the Arts Prescott Gallery after seeing my work. she said on the back of the card that i might be interested in this web site and she was right!! I’d love all the information you have on found rust.. and the project IT”S WHAT I DO! thanks Melody

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