Message In A Bottle

25 Jan

DSC05586In the courtyard of the National Council of Culture and the Arts in Plaza Sotomayor, we were treated to this instant sculpture assembled from recycled materials. The “streamers” are recycled plastic bottles and the sculpture in the space beneath is made of recycled tires.  The installation looms over the Plaza and lends a party air to the hard pavement and the surrounding historic buildings. We watched the artists stringing garlands of bottles from the fifth story of the Culture and Arts Building down to the ground. The sculpture will be up for only three days then disassembled.

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4 Responses to “Message In A Bottle”

  1. Neil Freer January 26, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Those streamers give a whole new meaning to pop culture…………….

  2. Ursula Freer January 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Do they recycle? If so how is it different?

    • Jill January 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      Dana should be answering this question as he has been especially interested in researching garbage pick-up and recycling during our trip. Valparaiso does not recycle. Cape Town, Adelaide and Sircusa had recycling. In Sicily and here garbage pick-up is pretty primitive and there is a lot of garbage in the street. Garbage trucks and handling are a little catch as catch can. Adelaide was a model of civic cleanliness. Cape Town a little less so. But none of the countries we have visited were models of recycling and composting as I have heard is the norm in parts of Europe and Scandanavia.

      • Ursula Freer January 26, 2013 at 12:05 am #

        Very interesting how different cultures deal with responsibility. My respect for the Scandinavian countries is ever increasing. Thanks for taking the time to let me know the overview.

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