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Re:ID:OSU Recycle art

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Janice L Hayes (jlhayes)
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 16:00:40 -0700 (MST)


Hong-Kyu Lee, The art and ecology project that I am doing for my art
education class also focused on recycle materials being used to make. We
related it back to environmental issues and the work of Mierle Ukeles in
New York City. Her projects in NYC are designed to make people aware of
the amount of trash they are producing and how it effects the environment. I
was searching on the web today and found some great sites about the trash
in NYC and how much of a problem it is:
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dos/html/fklf.html, this site is about The
Fresh Kills Landfill, where all the residential trash in NYC goes.

I know that your project focuses on recycle material for art making but
you may want to check trash issues out and why it is important to recycle.
The Artsednet has some artworks made out of recycled materials in their
images galleries.

We also had some of these images in our lesson but were reminded by our
instructor to make a definite connection between the art and the
environmental issue. Basically, you have to remember to make sure that
students are aware that all art does not have to be made of recycled
materials, and that recycled materials do not neccesarily make the
artwork better. Or if you think all artworks should be made of recycled
materials you can hit that angle too. Mierle Ukeles had one part of
project Flow City was made out of recycled plastic jugs, and cans etc. So
she can fit in with your topic nicely.

Good luck, Janice Hayes
University of Arizona

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