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June 11, 2010
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Jun 9, 2010, 3:10:00 AM
Recycled Soda Can Rose by Christine-Eige Recycled Soda Can Rose by Christine-Eige
The idea behind my artwork is a little deeper than some are willing to look. My work is ultimately a critique on the way that we, as a culture and society, interact with our planet. my work is make from littered cans, thus driving my meaning home. Though some might call my work "pretty", it really tricks massive culture. my work is a criticism of our actions. if we continue to behave this way, this might be all we have left.
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1. I've never seen a rose that filled me with the joy and admiration this one does. I love the use of recycables here.
1a. No, I'm not a 'landfill' nor make metal ...but I do recycle and occasionally drink Coke. A friend drinks Mountain Dew.
1b. I also enjoy flowers, photos, messages they hold, and rocks.

2. The first thing that caught my eye was not the rose itself, though it's extremely well done - but first I saw the 'recycle circle' on its green stem. Such strategic placement shows so much attentiveness to both medium and message I am delighted by your skill.

3. The Coke-rose itself also shows you know more about roses than many do. A good rose isn't that easy to make, but you made it look easy. I used to embroider roses and realize the detail needed to make one look realistic. You get full scores for that too.

How on earth can used pop cans look like a rose cast aside on rocks? Give the cans to you first, let you loose with your imaginative talent, your skills with a camera, setting, lighting and then take you to a recycling center when you're done. :+fav:
I'm only sorry I was so impressed I read no questions you might have asked in regards a critique. I hope I answered any there may be.
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Talking about recycling! Thats amazing! I never even thought this could be done to a soda can! This makes me want to cut things up and paste them together in a more interesting way then they originally were(... dont worry i wont do it to living things). This seriously one of the most interesting things Ive ever seen!

This is done so well. I mean look at the flower petals (petals - metals XD) that is so amazing. This will really make me look at the world differently. And at the word "recycle".

The first thing that caught my eye were the green leaves under the red petals. They were cut out so well! The shap and curl they have is just perfect: It gives them an organic feel, but does not destroy the metal appearence of the flower. Plus the colour of the mountain dew can is just perfect with the red of the coke can.

The last thing that i really love is how you took the picture with the "Recycle" logo facing the viewer. Thats a very nice detail.

It never even occured to me that something that seems to be so insignificant as trash can be a turned into an artpiece. This shows you have the mind of a great artist.

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Nikolaj Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be a poor substitute for the real rose indeed. Nevertheles, it's very pretty and well done.
Zeldafan14m Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter did you do that? How did you keep the pieces together?

Your roses look like they were designed in a factory compared to mine :P
JoyBundle012 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!! :O
FrockTarts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You work has been feature here! [link] :heart:
CreationsByJessie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
That's awesome!
Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You used Mtn Dew and Coca Cola cans. :)
O.o is it bad that I know that?

Amazing job! I feel the same way.
Emoeba Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Very well made... what did you do to attach all the little parts? Glue? Or are they just folded around each other?
coffeenoir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here!!! [link] :iconyeeplz:
midorichilde Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You should sell these. :3
ToriNoNeko Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I love this, its pretty great, also the idea behind its pretty cool, i think that putting it in a dry scenne can exalt the idea :D
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