Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Recycle your barn and other resources.

Recycled barn parts are the raw material for "Splart", or slate switchplate art, created by Andres Esparza, Kent Ohio. ... the ultimate goal of splart is to encourage sustainability and make people think twice before they discard valuable resources.

See full article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer at title link.

From the Splart website:

The concepts leading to the birth of "switch plate art" or "SPLART"have been a cumulation of my observances regarding life on this planet.

Be unique
Make people happy
Not harm the environment
Make your environment work for you

This is my dedicated effort to transcend the concept of "recycling" into "fine craft". The chips and dust left over from my creation process, I have flaked out into a mulch that is beautiful, and unique. As little waste as possible.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame we don't have "Barn Raisings" like we used to in the old days. It used to be a big community event of neighbors helping neighbors, now only the Amish keep the privilage.

I love weathered old barns and I love the idea of reusing the wood to give it a new appreciative life.

2:42 PM  

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