Art of Bottle Cap

Mary Ellen Croteau is a Chicago artist who originaly started her recycling art projects by stacking plastic bottle caps into colorful towers….. But that was just the beginning, since the artist walk a steep further combining bottle caps to create new color combinations and formed them in to a giant self-portrait. 

The artist explains in her website“The function of the visual in consumer culture is to overwhelm and imprint, rendering us passive vessels for received wisdom. I firmly believe in the power of the visual, and my work is my voice: a social critique and a visual challenge to all the cultural detritus we are force-fed every day.” To find out more about the upcycling projects of the artist just click on her site.  

(via: inhabitat & greenmuze)


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