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
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