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Vic Muniz Inspiration.

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Dan and I actually had time to sit and watch a movie this weekend, which is a rare thing in this house.  We watched a beautiful touching documentary called Wasteland by Vic Muniz.  For those of you who do not know him, he is a modern art genius based out of New York City.  He is known for using materials such as chocolate, diamonds, and sugar to name a few.  He makes a sculpture and takes a photo.  If you get a chance you should check him out.   I love the fact that he has finally made it as a major artist in the world, and is giving back to his people. The documentary is based out of Brazil where Muniz was born.  His plan is to photograph "catadores" - which are pickers of recyclable materials.  He uses the garbage that surrounds them to change their life. I never knew there were actual "garbage pickers." Rio de Janeiro has the largest garbage dump in the world, who knew?  It was a real eye-opener to see people wandering around scavenging recycled materials and picking them up one by one.  It is funny how people just seem to forget about garbage and recycling when it leaves the house. People drag their cans to the end of the driveway and it just magically disappears and never thought about again.

I thought Vic did a wonderful job giving back to his country and also promoting his art.  Now if only I could have thought to make a Mona Lisa out of chocolate and peanut butter.  If you get a chance, you should see the movie, it will open your eyes.......

Here is my Vic Muniz Inspired art:

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Sculpture