There were rumors… people were talking… it was whispered in corners….
Now, it’s official!
Trash Bubbles: A Poetic Exploration of Trash is an exhibit designed to bring about an awareness of trash as art.
Intended to coincide with Earth Day 2018, it is to be an exhibit of my own Trash Bubble creations alongside those created by other artists and mail artists around the globe. In addition, there will be public workshops culminating in a mass mailing of commemorative Trash Bubbles.
The purpose is to bring about an awareness of trash as art, as poetry. These pieces shock and awe on a fun and engaging level. I hope to spark conversation and encourage participation. A venue is currently being sought in the Pittsburgh area, details to follow.
In the meantime, I’d like all of you who said, “I might like to try my hand at creating one of those Trash Bubble thingies!” to get the ball rolling.
Here’s what I need from you:
- Make a Trash Bubble using ANY SIZE of clear plastic consumer packaging. Note: I have found that pieces smaller than 4x6x2 usually require an envelope, so they don’t get lost. A piece measuring about 4x6x2 can easily be mailed without an envelope and currently costs less than $3 to post within the continental US.
- Fill it with trashy bits. Let the bits speak to the viewer, telling whatever story you wish. Think Trash Poetry. If necessary, add words to guide the observer.
- Seal it with tapes, stitching, staples or other fasteners, making certain that your piece will survive the post.
- Decorate the edges if you wish, but leave room on the back to address it to:
Trash Bubbles: A Poetic Exploration of Trash
The Studio at Piney Creek Acres
107 Marigold Lane
New Brighton, PA 15066 USA
- Be sure to include your name, email and mailing address
- Send your Trash Bubble along for inclusion by March 1, 2018
- NO JURY, NO FEE, NO RETURNS
- Join the Facebook group: Trash Bubbles: a Poetic Exploration of Trash to see the contributions of artists as they arrive and to receive updates concerning the exhibit.
This is going to be a grand adventure! I am eager to see your interpretation of the theme.
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!