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Art Show: Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials

This isn't Trash...It's Dinner!

by Angela Gue

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Art: This isn't Trash...It's Dinner! by Artist Angela Gue
This Cat feeding Station was created for the Repurposed Art Show. The only items purchased new are the bowls for food.

The legs were bought at Habitat for Humanities Reuse Center as part of their effort to help the environment and end unneeded waste.

The wood, and tiles were collected dumpster diving at new home construction sites. Home builders throw away an amazing amount of products. In most cases it is all new. I have discovered I never need to buy tile again because as long as new homes are being built then new tile is being thrown away and this is happening all across our country. In addition to tile, we have collected wood, flooring, doors, windows, lights, faceplates, marble, boxes of nails and screws, bricks, and yes my shed is over flowing...both of them! Anything they don't need anymore they simple toss. Permission has been granted at each site we go to take anything we want out of the trash, and the workers even wave as they leave now. My goal is to train them to leave the tile in buckets or boxes so I don't have to look for it but that would be too easy.

You often here the phrase,"One man's trash, is another man's treasure." or some form of that, and it extends to our animals friends as well. When it comes to saving the earth and/or recycling, we can't leave them out of our hearts or minds, so it was natural for me to think of a kitty stealing the trash though he had a full bowl of food sitting for him at the ready. My dog would eat the kitten food when she was a baby, thus the feeding station was born. The heights can be adjustable based on your dogs height. It keeps kitty food off the ground from others animals or children, and it lifts the head to a better feeding position. It really is a great tool, as well as an art piece, made from recylable material I had fun creating this functional piece of art and look forward to many more "finds" as we all look to turn more trash in to art.

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Detail Image for art This isn't Trash...It's Dinner!

Detail Image for art This isn't Trash...It's Dinner!

Detail Image for art This isn't Trash...It's Dinner!


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