We all need to think of ways to reduce the amount of trash we end up sending to landfills. Here’s a unique way: Turn trash into art. I’m not talented enough to do it, but 38 year old artist Jean Shin certainly is. I was sent a link to this NPR article about Jean Shin, who takes everyday throw away items and turns them into interesting, creative artworks. Here’s a quote from Shin from the NPR article:
“As artists, we’re thinking about these ideas that are meaningful to us and [we] hope that other viewers can also translate the viewing experience into a thinking process,” Shin says. “For me, my meaning is [not just] looking, but feeling and thinking.”
Her latest project, Everyday Moments, got a write up in the on-line New York Times, and is debuting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The Museum also has a article on the artist and her latest project.
One of her first projects, Chance City was created in 2001 from $24,496 worth of old lottery tickets. (I assume none of them were winners!)
Check out the articles, or just take a peek at photo‘s of her other works.
Chad M. Wall