In the 21st century we have a very big concern when it comes to the environment. Everywhere on the planet we see people going "green". We have companies making hybrid cars in order to pollute the environment less. At home, we have recycling methods in order not to waste resources. The problem with that is that some of us either don't care enough or just don't have the time to actually sort the trash and put it in order.
But what if trash was more than trash? What if there was a way to create something productive out of something as useless? What if there was a way to create from this chaos? Human beings have such an imagination! It takes us where we never thought possible. Guess what? It is very possible to get piece of art from trash.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster, two British artist found a way to reconcile art and trash. They found a way to create what is called Shadow art with pieces of trash, rubber kitchen tools, wood and well whatever object they can find. The materials used in the piece are arranged in a specific way in order for their shadows to create an image completely different from what the materials look like. So much for Synergy and the whole being more than its parts!
We all experienced this type of illusion sometimes in our lives, like a leaf making us think theres a rat , or a tree making us think that someone is following us. We do some of that shadow art often, when we play with the shadows of our hand and make figures on the wall; who would have thought that some artists would find a way to put an artistic twist to it all!
Of course, Shadow art does not stop at trash. It can be done with real people in paintings or pictures or with normal objects or at home clothing
Very fun indeed. I like how they use mathematics and optic science to create art. It is not something easy to do, and doing it from trash is very original! i like the concept and hope to go visit those art pieces one day!