April 2019

Topic of Inquiry

Environment

Our theme this month is Environment. What is your carbon footprint? In what ways can you conserve the environment? How does nature inspire scientific research & breakthroughs?

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Mediums

Nature, Recyclables, Bio-degradable Items

This month, we're playing with Nature, Recyclables, and Bio-degradable Items. We'll explore how we can use these materials to answer some of our questions about Environment.

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Inspirations

People, Products, & Places

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials. During their residencies, artists have scavenging privileges and 24-hour access to the company’s well-equipped art studio. When the residency ends, artists contribute artwork to the program’s permanent collection and these pieces continue to be shown in off-site exhibitions that promote recycling and reuse.

Robert Bradford, an artist in his spare time, creates large sculptures from old toys.

Leo Sewell, a junk sculptor, uses unwanted, thrown-away pieces to create sculptures of all sizes. His sculptures are composed of recognizable objects of plastic, metal and wood.