While doing research for this project on excess and things we have but don’t need. I began thinking about how much crap I have and how much I’ve thrown away, or given away and on occasion even tried to sell. I have 41 pairs of shoes, yes I counted. I think about these shoes and then I think about projects like Toms Shoes, where every pair bought another gets sent to a child in need. My shoes are not helping anyone, in fact they barely get warn due to how uncomfortable they are, which is even worse.
Another thing I came across was how much trash we produce due to how much stuff we have bought and the idea of recycling. Side note- Did you know that the Toyota Prius Hybrid is potentially doing more harm than good to the environment because of the way it’s produced. With just the ribbon we have thrown away each year we could have literally tied a bow around the earth. Realizing how unnecessary but ascetically pleasing ribbon is I go to my project. I want to make something from these things that we have an abundance of that are actually useless to our survival, whether I find these things that are still good in the trash or from my own collection of crap.