Recycling =Art

As you know, Recology has promoted the Artist in Residence program for over 20 years! Our innovative program is among our many efforts to reduce landfill-bound material as part of our resource recovery services.

We are warmed to hear that artists around the world are following our lead.

One artist recently created a Nike shoe out of old computer parts. Nike Air Max+ 2011 artist Gabriel Dishaw’s intent in making the homage to Nike’s running shoe simple:

“I guess, I hope that my art starts to create a dialogue and hopefully inspires others that this tech doesn’t need to end up in a landfill. That creativity is part of the solution. We live in a very disposable world where we don’t think twice about chucking out that year old cell phone or laptop. It’s going to take some real creativity to find solutions for this stuff. I’m just trying to do my part.”

Materials used:

o Old motherboards

o Typewriter pieces

o USB ports

o Power connectors

o Chipsets

View some of the art created by San Francisco artists during their residency: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artatthedump/5510671182/

Read more about the Nike shoe at http://features.freshnessmag.com/2011/03/10/junk-art-air-max-2011-an-interview-with-gabriel-dishaw/

2 Responses to “Recycling =Art

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  • Brianne Dudas
    9 years ago

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