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Artist Garth Britzman Creates Art Out Of Plastic


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, conservation, plastic, art )

Cher
- 568 days ago - greenerideal.com
American artist Garth Britzman has collaborated with University of Nebraska students to create a piece titled (POP)culture, made of plastic. The endeavor took 200 hours to make and is a temporary installation.



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Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 6:24 am
he will never run out of supplies!!
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 6:39 am

If he and others can make art from plastic, then that may be the one good thing it offers.

Plastic finding its way into our oceans poses a huge environmental threat since plastic does not biodegrade Ė plastic photo degrades with sunlight and breaks into smaller and smaller pieces but never fully disappears. Some estimates have found that approximately 90% of all trash floating on the oceanís surface is plastic. Thatís 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile! As a result, plastic is consumed by marine life, washes up on beaches, and breaks down into microscopic plastic dust which attracts more debris.
 

Barbara D. (78)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 8:25 am
Bravo, Garth, maybe you're raising public awareness. Your *art* certainly displays how ugly plastic can be!
Just me, folks, just me......
 

cynthia B. (267)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 9:24 am
this is a good thing Finally an alternative use for unwanted plastic
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 12:27 pm
Very good recycling an environmentally unsound item to create art.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 12:28 pm
Noted.
 

Linda Hirst (0)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 12:50 pm
It's a temporary installation...can painted bottles be recycled?
 

Katie K. (70)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 1:16 pm
The kids in my neighborhood have such bad attitudes and seem not to care. We need the parents and schools to make them aware that this is the world they are going to get. Each generation is just a steward of the land and is meant to be passed on to our children and on and on. I can understand where the dispare comes from. Cool carport though.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 2:20 pm
Bizarre.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 3:08 pm
Turning garbage into art is not an answer. If this plastic didn't exist, he couldn't create...
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 6:24 pm
Creating beauty out of "badness" is a positive thing!
 

Shawna S. (44)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 8:53 pm
Cool piece of art. Thanks :")
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 11:50 pm
Very creative. Noted Thanks Cher
 

Dan(iel)) M. (25)
Thursday May 30, 2013, 6:45 am
What A Creative way of recycling and making art.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Thursday May 30, 2013, 10:31 am
Very creative, thanks.
 

Kay M. (348)
Thursday May 30, 2013, 5:04 pm
good repurposing.
 
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