Among the creative try outs I like to do and find the extra ordinary in the ordinary , Scarp art is another thing I am keen on . I had displayed a few miniatures as a part of an common exhibition a very long time ( I guess it was posted on my former blog ) , Here is something I had done well last year for the school’s art fest.
“Everything starts with a vision “
There was a lot trash ( plastic waste , broken chairs , Broken play park utilities, electric channels and worn down roofing sheets) at school , waiting to be shipped out to the scrap yard , lucky I was able get hold of these in time 🙂 , So on Sunday after noon I make a little visit to the school’s back yard and with the help of the resident , maintenance staff there , started to collect and pile up all that we could use for the Trash to Art project . Everything starts with a vision , and as these so called waste “treasures” where piling up ,.. the vision started to take shape for me
I know it doesn’t seem much other than broken chairs and some old plastic dinner plates
The school was gracious enough to let me use a big class room , where I would be living , for the next 2 weeks .in putting it all together . At this point I would like to thank the resident staff for putting up with me for all the noise , dust and commotion all through the day and in to late nights .
Its starts taking shape :
Working through the structure was time taking and challenging , I had to make sure the materials used should be light enough to be carried down all the way from the 3rd floor!! ( oh didn’t I mention that the big class room was on the 3rd floor ?? 😛 ) , also I couldn’t have it too light for the wind to blow it over .The 1st couple of days the structure was done .
Moving on : The fiber roofing materials were carefully stripped into shape and covered
Now on to adding the tail and the fins
The 6 feet long fish was finally starting to look alive, with tail and fins , its definitely started taking shape, Now on to the paint job , by this time , it was almost week and a few days and now we were crunching for time as this was to be highlight of Art Fest coming up in a few days time .
The dorsal fins being wired on …
Now to add in the colours 🙂 but 1st a wash of white
Basking in the sun drying up
I actually wanted to leave it white for art aspect of it but hey , its an art fest for kids at school , they sure would love some bright colours on it .
hings started to brighten up once the colours were thrown in …I was glad that I decided to go ahead with colouring it .
Now on to the detailing :
And finally on the eve of the Art Fest the huge blue fish made its way down stream !!! errr I am mean down stairs .. !
Art Fest :
Now a days its a fish out of water but still just doing fine 🙂
What was really interesting was that there were so many things used , broken ready to be discarded off some where else , it really drove home the concept of
“REDUCE REUSE AND RECYCLE”
Here we had used up most the scrap that we could get , I had help from the resident staff , the facilitators , if not directly involved but was very supporting . I thank you all for the support .
Brilliant ! Congrats .
Thank you , sorry for the late reply
No worries 😉
Very cool man – I am impressed. 🙂
Patch! This is so very awesome and you are so visionary in your process. I love the color combination and it combines two of my favorite things….recycled materials used in art and art in public space!
I didn’t catch how long the project to, but it is so impressive.
Nicely done, friend.
Thanks , I used to do miniature scrap art before , this is the largest one till now . Glad to know you liked it , the project took about 2 weeks
It is super awesome, Patch. 🙂
Thanks 🙂 How are the goats ?
Riyaz, that was truly a work of art. Been a while man, lets get back in touch. Wondering what else you are upto.
Thanks Raju , yeah its been a while, how are you ?
What an excellent way to teach ordinary to extraordinary and recycle at the same time.
Yup , was a good way especially for the kids at school when it came to recycling !
Thank you 🙂
Beautiful reuse art fish!
I really like reading through a post that can make men and women think.
Nice Concept, And wonderful result – Really the idea to color is making the huge fish “live & eye catching”.
Again thumps up for your style of writing!!!
Thank you 🙂