A growing number of artists are using the disposable stuff of everyday life in the industrial world—designer shoes, plastic water bottles, old books and cassettes, even Scotch tape—to put everyday objects in an unexpected and thought-provoking context.
Building a glacier in the desert. It seems impossible, but artist Ap Verheggen, together with experts from Cofely Refrigeration, has successfully conducted the first tests to prove otherwise.
Street artist Moose wields scrub brushes, old socks, cleaning fluid, and, when he’s living large, a high-pressure hose to creates images by cleaning shapes into filthy urban surfaces such as retaining walls, signs, and tunnels.
Lisa Gross, artist and urban food activist, heads up a coalition called the Boston Tree Party. The group organizes the planting of pairs of heirloom apple trees around the city of Boston to form a patchwork of free fruit and community involvement.
Great upheavals demand great art. And now humanity faces the gravest of threats: climate change.
The entirely fun, mad concept of guerrilla gardening involves planting gardens on someone else’s land. The term was coined in the 1970s, and at that time involved the use of “seed grenades”—containers (actually condoms) filled with local wildflower seeds, water and fertilizer—which were tossed over fences onto…