Saturday, March 7, 2009

OIL DRUM ART - IT'S INSPIRED GREED. CORRUPTION. WAR. AND NOW, MIXED-MEDIA ARTISTS

Since January I've been working on my new drum for this year's first Oils Drum Art, Inc exhibition, and I thought I share it with you all.

This is the second time I make art using 55 gallon recycled oil drum for Oil Drum Art. My first work titled "Paradox of Plenty" can be viewed here: http://corinadotdash.com/conceptual_abstractimages/paradox.htm for more in detail information.

Paradox of Plenty is about the consequences of oil in our world; oil spills and their impact on the environment, air pollution, and oil wars.

For my second piece I decided to give a response to my first one by offering solutions to the problem. So after doing my research on alternative energies my idea for "The Four R's for Global Wealth" was born. I drew my sketches on a piece of paper and went right to work.

The process:


Click on the images to see them in detail...

and... here the end result!


The Four R's for Global Wealth
(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the use of Renewable Energies as an alternative)

The best way to
protect our environment is by using renewable energies. Current technology to generate energy using renewable sources tends to be expensive and not very efficient. Financial support, public and private, must be designated to research and development of systems that can use these energies, to make them more efficient and accessible to all. In this way we will be protecting our environment.

Also, us people should reduce our consumer footprint by reusing and recycling whenever possible, and by composting and conscientious planning we can give back to our soil the nutrients needed for planting and harvesting goods
.

2 comments:

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

What a great project. Love the look of the second one with the 4Rs. Great job!

Corina.- said...

Thanks so much Kristen. It was a fun project to do. Corina