Recycling Creativity

Some may find it difficult to create art out of old scrap metal, paint and other leftover popular mediums. But what about Trees? That’s right, TREES.

Michael Neff managed to do it. I stumbled upon his Tree installation today whilst walking in my neighborhood. Pretty creative.

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“Suspended Forest is an installation of discarded Christmas trees under the BQE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
After December 25th, New York sidewalks are crowded with stacked Christmas trees that no longer have a purpose. I wanted to figure out a way to give these trees another purpose, and perhaps encourage people to think about our consumption around Christmas. This year I hung 35 trees side by side by side in an unused space under the BQE in Williamsburg that is fenced off from the public. This area is bordered by Metropolitan Avenue which provides a lot of foot traffic, and therefore a broad audience. I enjoy installing art in the public sphere as it has the opportunity to be seen by and affect people who might otherwise miss it if it were installed in a gallery or museum.”
– Michael Neff (excerpt taken from Flickr)

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What creative piece did you create out of something used/unwanted lately? Don’t worry, there are TONS if you haven’t already 🙂

Enjoy!

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