Single Use Disposables: Convenience or Conundrum?
We are thrilled to introduce our 4th public Trashion installation: "Single Use Disposables: Convenience or Conundrum". For this installation we chose three of the most thrown away packaging products in the world; plastic bags, coffee cups and plastic beverage bottles. They are called ‘single use disposable’ products because they are created to be used once and then thrown away – all in the name of convenience. Inconceivably, we throw away BILLIONS of these things every year. Continue reading artistic statement below.
Corner of SW 9th and Morrison, Downtown Portland, OR.
Installation is viewable from the sidewalk 24 hours a day through October 2012
Check out the photos and videos below for more about the product problems and how artists Traci Price and Jen LaMastra make the garments. And by the way, in case your wondering if it's worth the trek downtown to check it out, here is a quote from a passerby that we heard as we were finishing up the installation...."Man, that is like some Hollywood sh*@ right there".
It Wouldn't Be Possible Without.....
A tremendous thanks to our installation supporters including a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, sponsorship from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Association of Oregon Recyclers, PDX Storefront program for the sponsorship and retail space donation and Boothster for the donation of printing our installlation signs on bamboo and recycled cardboard. We are honored to have support from these organizations and businesses that are leading the way in supporting arts and/or reducing their waste impact for a more sustainable future.
An additional thanks to Jen LaMastra and Traci Price for their voracious need to create amazing Trashion, to Sarah Albert and Greg Deane for their hard work creating the installation space and for having lots of junk that happened to be just what was needed, to Gus for the stellar graffiti.