At Art4All this year we decided to do a recycled plastic lid project.
We were inspired by Choi Jeong Hwa’s Mandela Of Flowers 2015 at the Queensland Art Gallery that enabled people to immerse themselves in plastic lids, see?
But … we wanted something permanent from our Community Art Project this year. On Pinteret I found lots of great things made from recycled plastic lids.
But we all (the Art4All Committee) agreed we were most inspired by this.
And then we got a parent to weld 6 frames like this.
And we cut about 600 branches from wire and bent one end over (to avoid eye injuries). And then we had a ‘drilling-bee’ and drilled holes in all the lids.
Finally we let the kids start threading …
Great huh? Our 6 beautiful plastic trees are now being tidied up, with all poky wire being rewound so the trees are safe. Then they are going to be planted with concrete in pots and placed in our school grounds.
What a great legacy of Art4All 2016! Don’t you think?