I once read a quote by Annie Leonard “There is no such thing as ‘AWAY’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere” and it perfectly struck a chord with my thoughts.
I believe, trash segregation is one of the biggest problems we face in our everyday lives. Being an environment conscientious artist, I try and see creativity in things which are usually a trash for others. And I believe that as individuals we all should think about how beautiful our world can be if we just changed our mindset and took responsibility for our immediate surroundings. Being an artist my aim is to make people around me aware of the source of materials we use to create art that gives another definition of beauty to this world with these refused materials.
“The tale of the trash” or the tale of the junkyard is based on the manifestation of the artist within me. Through this artwork, made of recycled corrugated cardboard, I want to reiterate, “Trash can be beautiful” if it gets the right platform to be reworked on. I earnestly ask everyone to please keep their surroundings clean and segregate garbage to avoid overflow of waste.
Presented at The India Story, Kolkata
Medium: Corrugated Cardboard
Artist: Bandana Jain