10 Sep '17, 8pm

Turning to the #Landfill to Make Fine #Art

Turning to the #Landfill to Make Fine #Art

Buthelezi says his process begins by collecting plastic from shops, garages, dumps, and “everywhere I can possibly find it.” He then creates a synthetic canvas by stretching several layers of thick white roofing plastic over a wooden frame. Next, he builds the image by using a heat gun to melt colorful strips of plastic and adhere them to the stretched plastic surface. Some of Buthelezi’s works comprise as many as 5,000 pieces of plastic. The artist describes his collages as “almost biographical” as they often depict scenes from his personal journey of growing up in rural South Africa.

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/turning-landfill-make-fine-art

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