Vinyl records, rusty bicycle chains, wheel rims, springs, wood, wire and assorted junk - These are the items being used by Sentinel High school art students to create wonderfully inspired sculptural clocks. Upcycled is excited to feature these recycled art pieces, designed by the students.
The students helped fuel their imagination by participating in a field trip to Home Resource, Free Cycles Missoula and Upcycled. During the trip students were able to collect items as well as ideas for their creation.
Functional art or repurposed junk, whatever it takes to put together a winning combination to transform these discarded items into art.
The student and their sculptures can be viewed at Upcycled May 3rd during First Friday events.
A few days ago, I was afforded the opportunity to give a presentation about upcycling to the Hellgate High School student body. A good part of the presentation covered why one might upcycle to begin with. While some of this may be self evident, I still think it is useful to examine a bit closer. So for what it's worth, four major reasons to upcycle.
Why do you upcycle?
Random musings, interviews and other prose...