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Araceli Mendez- In Bb

November 25, 2009

I dare you to play them all.

http://inbflat.net/

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Araceli Mendez– Canstruction! Wacka! Wacka! Wacka!

November 19, 2009

katie glerum: material alchemy

November 17, 2009

I immediately thought of these dresses when we started talking about material alchemy.  They are made out of condoms and were made to promote the use of condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS

website with more pictures: http://ahboon.net/2007/07/19/condom-fashion-show-in-china/

eve-dresses made from phonebooks

November 17, 2009

Elizabeth – Found Art

November 17, 2009

“Cookware cityscape”…

Then there’s this women who I met at a a crafts fair in Israel, twice actually, who makes things from plastic bags.  It seems like pretty standard recycling, but she puts together bags with all different themes and jokes…

Tim – Arman

November 17, 2009

Here are some works by the artist Arman. I’m not sure how well his art fits the description of using things of minimal value, since cars really aren’t that cheap. But I think he puts an interesting spin on material alchemy because he doesn’t make something new and beautiful by changing the objects themselves in any way, but by simply putting them together, using them as another might use paint.

Greg – things of minimal value transformed

November 17, 2009

I don’t remember what this piece was called, but it was on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC a couple of years ago. As you can see, it uses many items most people would consider junk and transforms them into something much more interesting and magnificent.