Monday, March 24, 2014

"Around here"

So now you know where did I vanish !

We are having a UAE Green Festival here.
 I am associated with a beautiful online art gallery
 called Kobo Art.
 I got this opportunity
 to be a part of this green drive in Dubai through Kobo Art.

 It was great fun to create art pieces
 from recycled material !! 
I always always believe in the magical ways
 of recycle and reuse !!
 It saves you some pennies,
 reflects your love for mother earth 
and is soooo much fun !!

This is an installation which we have done at 
the Heritage House, Bastakiya, Dubai.
Empty water bottles have been used
 to show the depletion of natural resources
 and the disastrous situation
which we may face if we do not choose to recycle and reuse.

Done on a hard board,
 residue of coffee (which had been brewed and filtered) 
has been used to give a lot of textures to this art piece called "Adventure"
      The work is inspired by nature,landscapes and geology.
 The textures give a three dimensional look
 and the trails of overlapping colors 
led me to quite an intuitive and magical "Adventure".

If you have visited me in the last few weeks,
 you would be aware of
the tea bag illustrations I have been doing.
Now since the tea bags have been
 recycled  and reused
after satisfying the tea lover in me
it was a good idea indeed to display them as recycled art !!
My kettle, milk container
and that little garden chair are also on display.

"Around here" I named this work of mine
 is a big scale work of art
done using a variety of recycled material.
The base is a Gypsum board
 which had been earlier used for a graffiti workshop
... broken in the middle
 and has an irregular shape.
I used an empty pack of ferrero rocher chocolates 
to represent a solar window.

A blue water bottle lid here 
and the tiny water droplets show that we need to save water!
The face of my,Eco-Angel as I have named her,
has been done using an old burlap rice sack :)
and also the little birds singing the "Green songs" !!
Her neck shows photo film negatives and some round seals from spray paint cans !

 The wing of the Eco-Angel has been created using some old music sheets!

The Eco-Angel has a message to spread...
"Around here...or there...together we can make a difference!" 

By the way the tiara on her head is the beautiful beady portion of my chappals (shoes)  :)
and her earring from a matchbox !!
Are you finding me crazy ?

Yes I did go crazy and quite adventurous while doing this art piece!! 

So here is my final piece...what do you think ??



  1. Wonderful project...and Eco angel is fantastic...such a good way to get the important point across. The hanging bottles look fun too! Enjoy!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Love your recycled art Ritu, thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.Happy PPF, Annette x

  3. I love how you have recycled so many things into gorgeous art and such an important message too! Happy PPF!

  4. A wonderful composition Ritu . Love the way you embraced your art work with recycled elements, they work beautifully in creation. ….nice happy music : )


  5. What a great project to be involved with. I love seeing recycled things being used like this.

  6. This is truly a mixed media piece. You have incorporated eco and art in such a creative way. Love what you created.

  7. No, not crazy, just very very creative:-) I love the things that you made, your eco-angel, your adventure with the residu of coffee and the installation with the waterbottles. So much to see in this post, and for such a great cause! I love seeing things getting a new life! Well done!

  8. Lots of time and creative energy harnessed here Wow!

    Have a good week, enjoyed the music too

    Much love...