RECYCLING

By Lisa Huddleston

 

Forest, trees

Forest, trees

Back and forth

the transformation

takes place

 

Art to garbage

And back again

 

“He gives life

to garbage.”

 

Picker to Artist

Garbage to Art

And back again?

On which side will

they stay?

Do they have a

choice?

 

“I never saw myself

as a piece of

art.”

 

Somewhere between

Forest and trees

Back and forth

the transformation

happens

 

Potential realized

 

Image bearing

Revealed

 

Garbage becomes

Art

 

Written in response to “Waste Land,” a documentary film about visual artist, Vik Muniz, and the pickers of Jardim Gramacho.

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