Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Make Art from Garbage

Yesterday I spent some time with fabric paint and some shirts from our school's Free Store.  I made a few lunar photo shirts with the earth on a black background and the moon horizon below.  I included a few different phrases at the bottom:  "We are all part of the same compost heap" by Tyler Durden, "We have met the enemy, and he is us" by Pogo, and "Before it's too late" - the title of the collective song/letter we put together for Stephen Harper.  I did a bunch of them because the visual is the focus of this year's Earthfest (35 days left!) - the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which was inspired by none other than photos of the earth from space take a year before.  See more designs below....

This one says "Plastic never dies - but we do."  Last year I sold quite a few dead-fish-surrounded-by-water-bottles t-shirts.  Macabre bunch.  The lunar photo shirts take about an hour each - hand painted with fabric paints.  This one is magic marker and took under five minutes.  And I bet more people will want it. 

I like the frog in this one.  I did another one like it, but the frog was a bit of a mutant.  It says "It's not easy being green.  Plastic kills."  There's a bit of a theme going on here.  This one took about 20 minutes to get the frog all stripey and splashy.

This was another quick one - it's simple and some people will go for that.  It just has Earthfest 2010 in the bottom corner.  The vine was easy to paint.  On a light-coloured shirt, I could do it even faster with markers.  Let me know which you like or if you have any other ideas.  Want to make some shirts with us at KCI?  Come to room 271 at 2:35, on Thursday, March 25th.  You really don't need to know how to paint.  Check out those dead fish again!

1 comment:

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This is absolutely lovely...the way you have taken recycling to another level...why don't you do some workshops and sell your idea...will help have a better earth.