Junk to Funk
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Single Use Disposible Art Installation

Mid August through October

SW 9th and Morrison Downtown Portland

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October 20th, details TBD

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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


Installation Details:

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".

The Cup
The Cup
Why They Suck
Why They Suck
Coffee Cups Transformed
Coffee Cups Transformed
Inspiration Sketch
Inspiration Sketch


Check out the artist's inspiration on Pinterest!
Check out the artist's inspiration on Pinterest!

"Perennial Polymer"

The Plastic Bag
The Plastic Bag
Plastc Bags Transformed
Plastc Bags Transformed
Why They Suck
Why They Suck
Inspiration Sketch
Inspiration Sketch


Check out the artist's inspiration on Pinterest!
Check out the artist's inspiration on Pinterest!

"Beetle Guise"

The Plastic Bottle
The Plastic Bottle
Why They Suck
Why They Suck
Plastic Bottles Transformed
Plastic Bottles Transformed
Inspiration Sketch
Inspiration Sketch


Check out the artist's inspiration on Pinterest!
Check out the artist's inspiration on Pinterest!

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.

Artistic Statement

Inconceivably, we throw away BILLIONS of these things every year. Now, consider the amount of raw materials, natural resources and energy used just to make and distribute these one time products, let alone the waste filling our landfills and waterways, devastating ocean and marine life. It seems silly to use them for such short period of time to then just chuck ‘em don’t you think?

By using a durable-reusable counterpart to these disposable products, you are joining the community of people leading the change by not contributing to unnecessary waste. Let us be free of our reliance on single use throwaway items. Let them be a back up plan (if you forget your durable). Better yet, maybe we can even make them a thing of the past. Haste makes waste so let’s get on it. And to quote Time Magazine, “Let’s not blow it –good planets are hard to find”.