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25 Aug

Trashy colors

Brydee Rood isn't the trashy type really. But she questioned our relationship to waste, and in that research she realized the colors of rubbish. Yellow, red, blue, orange and also the black. We generally don't want to see waste, but still a lot of the waste containers have bright colors making them stand out to their environments. (photo above: AndrĂ© Wunstorf, photo below: John Miller)




Through her work, using waste for art, Brydee tries to increase our awareness of all the rubbish in our environment. Almost making it a celebration of throwing things away. Waste is part of us, it's part of our life. We don't really want to see it, but we don't really hide it as well, considering the visibility of it. And this is a challenge for us as a society, so Brydee chooses to focus our attention to it instead of away from it. Let's deal with it! And so it became part of her art work. (photo below: Andria Lo)



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Funny enough, different regions seem to have different colors for their trashbags. Auckland New Zealand has several colors rubbishbags, but in Germany for example blue tones we're dominant, whereas in the Netherlands black trashbags are used. Yellow is generally associated with happiness, but the yellow trashbags are used for biohazard wastes in hospitals for example. For some of her work she has predetermined ideas of what she wants to use, but often for assignments she'll use what's available in the local area. (All images courtesy of Brydee Rood)



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