Waste Not, Want Not
October 4-28, 2019
a joint show with
Did you know your Grandparents were Up-cyclers?
Up-cycling is not a new concept. In the 1930’s and ‘40’s, an age of thrift, almost everything was reused or repurposed. Old curtains re-upholstered chairs, wooden doors became table tops, feed sacks became dresses.
Unlike recycling which takes consumer materials like plastic, paper, metal, or glass and breaks them down to their base materials, up-cycling uses very little energy or resources—just your own hands and imagination,
When you up-cycle and item you aren’t breaking it down to its component parts, you’re refashioning the item to make what’s old, new again, but with a creative twist.