Plastic Installations

When TRAsh becomes ART!         June 8, 2011
Inspired by the school-wide art theme, “Art is Elemental” the RMS students rescued plastic utensils from the garbage during their lunches from September to June. The dirty utensils were “thrown away” in a special container, and were washed and decorated – ready for their new life as Art. Fifteen middle school students were randomly selected to participate in the installation project and created three temporary murals using over 1,200 decorated utensils and over 1,700 plastic lids! The RMS Plastic Installations speak to our society’s reliance on disposable plastics. Watch the video!

Click here to see more photos and to read the students’ artist statements.