Cruising junk yards and giving second chances to piles on city streets, upcycling is built into my personality. Past projects include welding a coffee table out of coffee cans, repurposing a copper bar footrail as lighting track and finding endless uses for discarded scraps. The most exciting aspect of upcycling is the educational power inherent in the new life of the transformed object.
U-matic Video Boxes to Purses
As technology evolves, what happens to the outdated medium? In this case these U-matic 3/4" tape boxes found a new life as purses. Boxes, fabric and wire were all salvaged.
Teeshirts to Bags
A lesson in REUSE... In this elementary school project and fundraiser, students designed water themed silkscreen, then cut and sewed old tee shirts into bags.
Leftover Butcher Block to Cutting Boards
Butcher block scraps were transformed into a hardcore feminist statement. Classic kitchenware reclaimed, subverting female stereotypes.