Last month, we visited an exhibit at the Torpedo Factory Art Center called Trash Talk with our friends Jess, Elizabeth and Charlotte. The kids especially enjoyed the art by Alex Lockwood. Above, you can see his amazing flowers made from folded used lottery tickets that he finds on the ground in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Seriously – can you believe the intricacy and beauty of these folded flowers?
He uses plastic caps in some of his pieces, which as you know, plastic caps are one of my favorite materials for recycled art projects. One challenge with taking kids to art galleries is that they want to touch the art, so we especially appreciated his “Red Shaker” sculpture which had a sign on it saying to please pull on the cord to listen to the sounds made by all those plastic caps on wire.
In the actual exhibit room, they said we could not take photos, so you’ll have to visit Trash Talk exhibit website to see photos of the pieces. Another kid / parent favorite inside the gallery was by Jeannie Monico – a portrait made with egg carton fibers.
We also found a few sculptures around the building by Jackie Ehle, including this adorable panda (the one on the left):
Thank you Jessie for letting me know about this exhibit and hauling the kids across town to enjoy it with us!!!