the recycle art
Drop Chandelier – Design Miami 2007– Stuart Haygarth
"Drinking mineral water has become such an integral part of contemporary culture. There are many brands available and which brand you drink has become a lifestyle statement. One of the repercussions of this healthy drinking culture is the fact that the empty plastic water bottles are littering our landscapes and filling up our landfill sites at an incredible rate. For Design Miami 07 I created a new piece of work for the first time, which focused on the overlooked sculptural beauty of these plastic water containers. I cut a small detail section (the base) from approximately 1800 bottles (collected from Stansted airport, London) and placed them in a cement mixer containing sand and water. This slightly modified the visual appearance of the plastic by creating a sandblasted quality which made the plastic appear like frosted glass."
Gift Light – fundraiser auction for UNICEF – Stuart Haygarth
“The light is based on the ubiquitous round plastic capsules (containing small gifts) found inside vending machines. The machines target and entice children to place money in the machine and in return receive a random gift. There is an element of surprise and luck involved because it is uncertain which capsule will drop down in the dispenser. The design is a dramatically scaled up version of a capsule and contains a variety of clear spheres each containing a magical clear plastic gift.”
The PaperVillain – the Secret Garden Part festival, UK. 2009
"Everyday in London, hundreds of thousands of commuters are handed their own free paper as they approach their local station. They squash onto the tube and attempt to absorb themselves in a world of current affairs and gossip, they arrive at their stop, they exit the station and they deposit their newspaper in the first bin they encounter. This process is repeated on their journey home. This is the new travel novel… but perhaps its life doesn’t need to be so predefined. Perhaps, in reaction to our current throw away society, a better life can be afforded for it… Formed from the limits of what a few concerned friends could carry, PaperVillain is a response to the disposable lifecycle of this daily read. Over 3 weeks, 17 pairs of hands individually folded 2542 traditional paper hats from an equal mix of London Lite and London Paper collected on the evening of Thursday 2nd July 2009. Together these paper hats formed an articulated tensile canopy from the leftovers of our morning read for The Secret Garden Festival. As the festival came to a close after 3 days, so too did the experiment with our captured tabloids whom we carefully returned to their previous life cycle and natural habitat – the recycling bin."
Some other art-survivor...from
Optical chandelier is created from over 4500 prescription spectacle lenses.
Tide Chandelier is part of a larger body of work based on the collection over many years of ' man made' debris washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline.
Millennium:The original prototype is made from 1000 exploded party poppers collected after the Millennium celebrations in London.
loquemirasynoves knew Stuart Haygarth through www.dezeen.com