Recycled plastics workshop offered at TPS March 23Published 9:25am Monday, February 25, 2013
The Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) have scheduled well-known local artist, David Edgar, to lead a recycled plastics workshop at the TPS studios on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The workshop is open to TPS members and others who would like to discover, Edgar’s secrets to creating his “fantastic plastiquarium.” The imaginative creatures that spring from the creative energy of his mind almost come to life in the colorful forms of fish, birds and other creatures.
Edgar explains his art this way:
“The Plastiquarium is immersed in mystery. Modern myth suggests that a century of increasing phosphate levels in Earth’s marine environment caused new, synthetic life forms to emerge. As recyclable HDPE plastic containers spread concentrates of consumer product pollutants, the Plastiquarium creatures evolved in the image of their packaging forbearers.