Friday, January 21, 2011

Sustainable art

What is so fun and interesting about Sustainable art is that it, in most cases, is functional. It's not barricaded behind glass or posted on a wall, clad with a "Do not touch." sign. It's extremely creative in that you can make functioning and one of a kind pieces for your home or just for decoration. this particular art form has been around since the 60's but really didn't start blossoming until around 1989 when the cold war ended. This was when people were starting to develop and show concerns over ecological and environmental issues. The idea is to recycle or dematerialize items and transform them into new items that can now be used, at least creatively. In many ways, it's an autonomous paradigm--Artists have always sought to question the social norm or set policy, to sort of promote and stimulate free thinking.