Sunday, April 05, 2009

Green Creativity

From For Ellipsis

"We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people."

-Mikhail Gorbachev

There is an interesting exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers, which began last November and will run through April 19th, The Golden Gate Express. It features a G-gauge train trip though San Francisco, featuring all the famous landmarks from Ghiradelli Square to the Transamerica Pyramid. The exhibit is to pay homage to the rich railroad past San Francisco enjoys, but there's an interesting twist, all the landmarks featured in the exhibit have been made by local artists using old discarded materials, which brings awareness to environmental issues, and encourages the creativity in finding new uses for old things. Mini blinds were used to make Coit Tower. The TransAmerica building is made from more than 1,000 keys from computer boards, Ghiradelli was made from brown switch plates, and the Golden Gate Bridge... monkeys. Little plastic "Barrel of Monkeys"... monkeys. LOL! How cool is that?

Here, have a look...


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