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Recycled Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global…

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by Charlene Cerny, Suzanne Seriff

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A book of essays on folk art created with recycled materials. I skipped the essays and took a good look at the pictures for inspiration in my own crafting. The most important thing I learned is that the materials don't matter as much as the underlying craftsmanship. ( )
  aulsmith | Aug 12, 2011 |
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Whether it is a dustpan made out of a license plate, a bowl fashioned from a bent vinyl record, a pair of sandals with soles made of Goodyear tire treads, or a tin-can lantern, folk artists all over the world are turning trash into treasure. Their found and recycled materials are reincarnated to create clothing, jewelry, toys, artworks, and useful household objects, such as a measuring scale made of two sardine cans. Focusing on the folk art practices of several cultures, this book is a celebration of the transformative genius of these artists, as well as an exploration of the diverse environments--from Ecuador and Mexico to Senegal and the U.S.--in which they live and work.

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Through interviews with artists around the world, this video teaches the value of recycling the world's discards into artwork.

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