Everyone who has ever walked a beach somewhere has encountered a plastic bottle that someone has carelessly left in the sand.
For Australian artist John Dahlsen, that experience was what inspired him to become an artist whose works are made of other people’s trash.
Dahlsen recently told an interviewer that he could not disregard what he said were “the environmental messages inherent in the use of this kind of medium.”
Big words, but the point is simple: make people think about what they’re throwing away, how it can be used even to create beautiful art.
There are no art critics at Earth Preservers, but Dahlsen’s seven towers made from plastic found on Australian beaches – see image with this story – look pretty cool to us.
To learn more, read the Harbor Arts article.
And go to Dahlsen’s website.