Recycled Art: GreenCitizen features Jason Mecier in “Trash to Art’ exhibition.
Artwork that uses recycled material can completely change the way we view the mounds of trash produced every day. Jason Mecier, an artist based out of San Francisco, has transformed recycled material into radiant portraits of celebrities and has gained national recognition for his innovative work. GreenCitizen is thrilled to be showing some of his “recycled art” at our Berkeley Community Eco-Center from November through December. Where else can you recycle your own electronic waste and check out awesome recycled art at the same time?
Mecier prominently features discarded items and recycled electronics in many of his pieces. When asked about how acquires the items he uses, Mecier said “Celebrities send me their trash. Most people send me anywhere from a shoebox to a trash bag full of things to incorporate into their portraits.” Some of his pop-art pieces that have gained particular acclaim include Lady Gaga in discarded circuits board and Steve Jobs in discarded Apple electronics and peripherals. Other portraits feature recycled cell phones including Barack Obama in red, white and blue and Nicholas Cage, a piece that also features a recycled pistol. GreenCitizen is showing five of his recycled art pieces, so come on by to see which ones!
The partnership between GreenCitizen and Mecier is very synergistic. GreenCitizen strives to become the most responsible company recycling electronics. Our flagship network of Community Eco-Centers provide the most convenient and accountable way for consumers and businesses to recycle e-waste. They also serve to increase environmental awareness in the community. Mecier’s changes our perspective on what we view as “trash” and encourages us to consider how we might reduce our own environmental footprints. So next time you need to get rid of that pile of old computers, cell phones, and appliances, come on down and drop them at our Community Eco-Centers, check out some inspiring recycled art and the best part is it’s all free!