Two Artists Turn Tons of Trashed Clothing into Art
Oct 11, 2012 - by Jessica Lapidos
Did you know that Americans throw away roughly 10 million tons of clothing every single year? Think of how many Forever 21 dresses that is! Not to mention, think how much of that is polyester, which is made from petroleum. Glad we've got some artists intervening.
While you may give to Goodwill, or sell to Beacon's Closet, not everyone is so conscious about how they dispose of their unwanted clothes. Luckily, artist duo Guerra de la Paz [War of Peace], made up of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz [it's actually their last names; they were destined to do this] turned trashed clothing into art, constructing rainbows and trees of shirts and snakes of ties. Soldiers of camouflage and apparel bombs blow this exhibit up.