Saturday, April 23, 2011

Snapshot Saturday --a desert walk

Because Thursday was Earth Day, I am posting a couple of pictures, for  Snapshot Saturday,  of what I came across in the desert.  It's garbage.   My friend Teddy Swecker would take morning walks and use the trash she found to make art objects.  (to be fair, she picked up her fair share of trash also, but she just thought it'd be quirky to make stuff/art along the walking trail, from stuff people just tossed out  LITTER BUGS!  It is not a 'formal' trail....just a path out in the desert that some people go for walks on. )

It makes me mad to see what kind of trash people just toss out in the desert  (or anywhere.  I'm not a huge activist, just a rational person who knows you shouldn't litter.)  You wouldn't believe what kind of stuff we find out there.  But I don't want to get up on my soapbox, so I'll just leave it at ---DON'T THROW TRASH IN NATURE.



It's the Desert Goddess.  A halo of pop-can hair  and gowns of discarded clothes.
(and of course, rock boobs and pebble nipples.  It's art, after all)



For a complete pictorial of my desert walk  --- and to see what other art Teddy did in the desert, click here.   (really you should!  It's kind of cool to see what other stuff she made)   and then click here.    Same trail, two different walks.

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce at   At Home with Books.  Stop by and link up or just check out all the great photos!

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Teddy's art is awesome, but I'm like you - I hate litter!

Mary said...

I never understood people who could litter - they have no conscience, I guess. Very cool art :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Debbie....awesome artwork, but so sad that people just leave their trash wherever.

Marie said...

Fantastic art piece! Boo to trash and people who litter!

Thanks for sharing this. I'm off to look at Teddy's other works.

Alyce said...

That's great! I wouldn't have noticed the pebble nipples, so I'm glad you pointed them out. ;)

Kay said...

How creative! Hope your friend has less material to work with soon. I hate litter too!

MM said...

I never understood why people litter.

Love the flower in Desert Goddess' hair.

Karen said...

Love the art, but like you, hate all the trash!

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