Rubbish Rainbows

Liz Jones creates wonderfully simple collages out of discarded plastic she finds along beaches and rivers, making other people’s trash her treasure. And speaking of plastic, if you are in the mood for a great documentary, I highly recommend Bag It. I saw it last Fall at a film festival and it changed the way I look at plastic forever . . . honestly.

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  1. angie wrote:

    oh wow, these are great!

    i am going to put “bag it” on my netflix when i get home. I don’t know if it relates, but i recently read “animal vegetable miracle” and watched the movie “no impact man” and was very motivated by them. (although, i used to work for whole foods so i was already passionate about those things!)

    i hope you guys have a lovely weekend 🙂

    5.27.11
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  2. Christina wrote:

    so beautiful and vibrant. the colors take away from the fact that it’s all just a bunch of trash left on the beach. i love it!
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    5.27.11
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  3. Alice wrote:

    Very very cool!

    Just a Silhouette

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  4. Evelin wrote:

    This shouldn’t be pretty…but it it’s pretty as hell!

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  5. Ambyr wrote:

    This is awesome and weird all in one! Love it.

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  6. Jessie wrote:

    very interesting art work. but i do love art work which is a compilation of pieces that have been found and strung together. i love it.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

    5.28.11
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  7. Erin wrote:

    Great work. I read about a similar creative effort in the UK you might like to take a look: http://www.bloomize.com/marine-plastic-by-steve-mcpherson/

    6.11.11
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  8. Hannah wrote:

    Her artwork reminds me of the Bower Bird. That bird collects and organizes bits of things it finds. Check it out: http://www.craftmoto.com/2011/05/24/art-is-for-the-birds/

    6.15.11
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  9. I love love love. Reminds me of art projects I use to do when I was little. So beautiful, so creative, so colorful.

    xxoo

    Windsor

    http://eatlovebikini.blogspot.com/

    6.25.11
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